Parkinson’s disease: just the facts

Are you familiar with Parkinson’s disease? Many people associate it with Michael J. Fox or Muhammad Ali. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease and although there is no cure, there are a number of treatment options to manage symptoms.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and the Ramsey County Library system is hosting two events where people can learn the basics of Parkinson’s disease. The first is Wednesday, April 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. N. The second is Monday, April 30, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Shoreview Library, 4560 Victoria St. N.

Go to learn more about the basics of Parkinson’s. Topics covered will include motor and non-motor symptoms, Parkinson’s management, how to live well with Parkinson’s and resources from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

The presenters are volunteers living with Parkinson’s who will share education about the disease and their experience and journey living with it. The presentation will include a question and answer session. 

Presented in partnership with the Parkinson’s Foundation, admission is free and the program is open to all.

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