The Portuguese Association of Parkinson’s Patients (APDPk) will celebrate World Parkinson’s Disease Day with two sessions for patients and caregivers, one of which Online. The goal is to answer the main doubts of those dealing with this disease. The first was on April 11 and the second on April 23, at 10 am.
“Questions regarding this disease are frequent and we, as an association, want to provide the largest and best possible support. We chose to keep the online model, which scored good adhesion, but the truth is that we want to gradually return to the face-to-face model. As such, the session will be on the 23rd in personAnna Bottas, President of the APDPk announces.Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s disease“The motto of the question-and-answer session on the 11th, which included the participation of neuroscientists Maria José Rosas and Carolina Soares and mediators Joao Casaca, Vice President of APDPk. On April 23, at 10 a.m., a face-to-face session will take place in Porto, next to the old park of Arca D’Água, which is supported by Escola Superior de Saúde, Universidade Fernando Pessoa.The session is attended by a number of specialists in the field of neurology and physiotherapy.
With scientific support from SPDMov and Medtronic, the association has also prepared a brochure that will be distributed within the hospital department to people who will undergo deep brain stimulation surgery. This is a highly effective surgical treatment that can help control movement disorder symptoms and significantly improve patients’ quality of life. It is generally used to treat people with advanced disease whose symptoms can no longer be controlled with medication. “We want people to feel accompanied throughout the treatment process, and the goal is not to replace the information and help provided by professionals, but to introduce us and provide support that can continue to exist after the procedure.Anna Bottas adds.
Parkinson’s disease affects about 20,000 Portuguese people and is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. It is a progressive and degenerative neuromotor disorder, and it is more common in people over 60 years of age.
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