It is critical that young people with Parkinson’s disease and their families attend to issues such as long-term medication management, family relationships, and planning for the future.
Belleville, IL (PRWEB) November 07, 2012
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) National Young Onset Center and the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) are co-sponsoring the Midwest Young Onset Parkinson Conference, Nov. 16-17 in Cincinnati. The event, seventh in this conference series, brings together individuals with, and affected by, young onset Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security disability representation and Medicare plan selection services, works with hundreds of individuals with PD each year and is pleased to provide scholarships for individuals to attend this educational and networking event.
“We’ve been privileged to sponsor and participate in this conference series, which speaks directly to the needs and interests of individuals with young onset Parkinson’s,” said Tai Venuti, Allsup’s manager of strategic alliances. “Understanding how Social Security disability insurance works and your options for maximizing income and health benefits are important life-planning basics for those with chronic conditions and progressive diseases.”
An estimated 1.5 million people in the United States have PD, with 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
“People with young onset Parkinson’s disease tend to experience a slower progression of the disease and a smoother course,” said Julie Sacks, director of the National Young Onset Center. “However, they live with it for a much longer period of time than those diagnosed later in life. As a result, it is critical that young people with Parkinson’s disease and their families attend to issues such as long-term medication management, family relationships, and planning for the future from a financial and legal perspective. The upcoming conference will include presentations by experts in these areas and more.”
In addition, the conference will provide the opportunity for PD patients and caregivers to meet and greet with other PD patients and conference speakers, participate in a “Living Well with PD” roundtable discussion and learn more about sexuality and intimacy with PD from Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C.
- Presented by: APDA National Young Onset Center
- Date/Time: November 16-17, 2012
- Location: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, Ohio
- Featuring: Key sessions on PD including: Planning for the Future, Psychological Impact of Living with a Chronic Illness, Medication Management, Living Well with PD, and Sexuality and Intimacy
- Registration Fee: $35 per person
You can view the agenda and register now. If you prefer to register by phone, please call 877-223-3801.
For those unable to travel to Cincinnati, keynote presentations on Saturday will be Webcast live via the Internet. Pre-registration for the Webcast is recommended. There is no cost to register for the webcast. Although the program is geared toward people with young onset Parkinson’s disease, much of the content is relevant to people of all ages with PD.
The APDA National Young Onset Center offers programs and services for people affected by PD, focusing on education, wellness and building a strong support base. Regional Young Onset conferences and retreats are unique opportunities for individuals, couples or families who are living with PD to share information, insights and support with one another. You can visit APDA’s informational booth at the Allsup True Help® Disability Web Expo through Dec. 26, 2012.
(800) 854-1418, ext. 68573