Living Well with Parkinson’s Showcase

Join us for a day featuring presentations by notable medical experts and presenters on a wide range of topics pertinent to “Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease.”

When:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(Doors Open at 8 AM)

Where:

Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center
1860 Mellwood Ave Louisville, KY 40206

Cost:  FREE to attend

TOPICS


The Importance of Staying Active and Exercising for PD

Angela Condon, RN, BSN, Movement Disorders Nurse Navigator, and the Norton Healthcare Therapy Team.

Understanding Medication Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Harlow, PharmD, CGP is the Director of Pharmacy Services at Your Community Pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky and is certified in Geriatric Pharmacy. His areas of interest include Pharmacy Compounding, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and Vaccine Preventable Illnesses.


Sexuality and Parkinson’s Disease

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniela Wittmann, PhD, LMSW, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Michigan Department of Urology in the University of Michigan Health System. She is an AASECT-certified sex therapist and a sex therapy supervisor. She received her BA Hons. in Russian Studies and Psychology at the University of Keele, Staffs., UK, her MSW at Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston and her PhD in Social Work at Michigan State University. She has 30 years of experience in individual, couple and family psychotherapy with patients with chronic illnesses.

 

Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Disease 

 

Victoria N. Holiday, MD, is a Neurology Specialist in Movement Disorders with the University of Louisville, Kentucky.  Her areas of interest are:  Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, deep brain stimulation, Huntington’s disease, ataxia, Tourette’s disease.  She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology-Neurology.  Dr. Holiday attended and graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2010.

 

Advocates for Parkinson’s Disease – Patient Panel

Parkinson’s patients and constituents will share their experience advocating and Living Well with PD. Panel members are pharmaceutical patient ambassadors, support group leaders and community advocates.

Joe-Aston, Patient Advocate for US WorldMeds
52 years old
Diagnosed with PD in 2009
An avid football fan and accountant, Joe now approaches managing and treating his PD with preparation, toughness, focus, the support of a great team-and a healthy dose of humor. Joe lived with what he thought were old football injury symptoms for three years, until an old friend asked if he’d had a stroke- this ultimately led Joe to a PD diagnosis.

Sara-Aston, Patient Advocate for US WorldMeds
Age 45
Care partner to husband Joe, he was diagnosed with PD in 2009
On Sarah’s third date with Joe, he finally came clean about his PD diagnosis. “I know, Joe,” she told him. At that point, Sarah had already put the pieces together- the slurred speech, dyskinesia, and uncontrolled movements, all symptoms she watched her uncle suffer from. Having seen her uncle improve after taking advantage of different PD treatments, she was able to tell Joe that PD didn’t have to be a death sentence. And she wanted to prove it.

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank You to Our Exhibitors!
Hectare’s
Elder Law of Louisville
Norton Neuroscience Institute
Boston Scientific
Amneal
Acorda Therapeutics
Medtronic

 


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