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Event 

Title:
Helping to Shed Light on the Parkinson's Puzzle
When:
Sep.21.2011 10.00AM - 04.00PM
Category:
General

Description

The Pasadena Senior Center will host the First Annual Parkinson's Resource and Health Fair to offer the community an opportunity to learn more about Parkinson's Disease. Those who attend the event can be screened for Parkinson's Disease and learn about a variety of resources and helpful information. The Parkinson's Resource and Health Fair will be at Pasadena Senior Center, located at 85 East Holly Street, on Wednesday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fair is open to the public and admission is free.

Parkinson's Disease is a neurological condition caused when the brain stops making an important chemical called dopamine. Detection, through screening, is key to the treatment and maintaining quality of life. Early signs and symptoms can include: tremor, slowness of movement, loss of smell, imbalance, shuffled walk, memory/thinking issues, constipation and even acting out your dreams.

Movement Disorder specialists, Dr. Jerome Lisk, Dr. Robert Hutchman and Dr. Richard Shubin will be providing free Parkinson's Disease screenings for early detection. Please note that screening appointments are limited, so please call ahead to reserve an appointment, contact (626) 250-2070 ext. 719 for your pre-screening reservation.

For more information about the 1st Annual Parkinson's Resource and Health Fair please call the Pasadena Senior Center (626) 795-4331 or visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org.