LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Parkinson’s Foundation, an organization working to make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure, today announced its fourth-annual Spanish-language conference in Los Angeles, which aims to provide the community with information related to Parkinson’s disease treatment and management. The conference, led by a noted line up of expert physicians and advocates, is specifically designed for Hispanics and Spanish-speakers living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), their care partners, and the general healthcare community.
“Hacia Adelante: Navegando el Mar del Parkinson’s” will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 19 at the DoubleTree by Hilton located at 13111 Sycamore Dr, Norwalk, CA 90650. The event is completely free and open to the public, but registration is required at parkinson.org/conferencia or by calling the bilingual Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636). All sessions and activities will be conducted in Spanish.
“Parkinson’s is more prevalent in Hispanics than in any other U.S. ethnic group, but studies confirm that many Hispanics are underserved when it comes to accessing necessary Parkinson’s information, treatment and care,” said Fernando Cubillos, MD, Senior Director of Research Programs at the Parkinson's Foundation. “As part of our mission to tackle this problem head on, we’re providing this conference to better empower and serve Latinos living with the disease through expert care, education, and advocacy that is patient and community centered.”
The conference will cover topics requested by the community, including managing motor and non-motor symptoms, exercise, navigating the healthcare system, the family approach to caregiving, and staying motivated while facing PD. The conference will also feature complimentary lunch, Q&A discussions, dance and exercise demos, and live music performances. Special guest Sebastian Krys, a five-time Grammy and 12-time Latin Grammy award winner, will speak about living with Parkinson’s.
For a full agenda and to register to attend the conference free of charge, visit parkinson.org/conferencia or call the bilingual Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) and dial 3 for assistance in Spanish.
About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. For more information, visit www.parkinson.org or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).
About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting nearly one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.