News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

February 20, 2013

Parkinson’s group to focus on teamwork

TERRE HAUTE — Teamwork helps people afflicted with Parkinson’s disease to live a better quality of life.

The importance of that concept will be discussed at Friday’s meeting of the Terre Haute Parkinson’s Support Group. The gathering is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. in Westminster Village, 1120 Davis Dr. It is free and open to the public, and families coping with Parkinson’s are encouraged to attend.

The value of a “multidisciplinary team” assisting a Parkinson’s patient is explained in the book, “Medifocus Guidebook on Parkinson’s Disease.” That team can include a person’s family practitioner, a Parkinson’s specialist, neurosurgeon, urologist, nurse, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist and nutritionist, among others, according to the publication.

The team members cope with various symptoms, which include problems with walking, pain, sleep disturbances, constipation, frequent urination, weight loss, drooling, speech problems, depression, shortness of breath and visual disturbances.

Parkinson’s afflicts more than 1 million Americans. No cure is known, but medicines and treatments can delay its progression.

For more information on the support group, contact organizer Loyal Bishop at 812-232-3207.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine Today in History for July 25th
NDN Video
What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity