Parkinson’s support group meets

Published 8:56 pm Thursday, July 14, 2016

Lacey Lyle, a physician assistant with Neurology Associates, will be the guest speaker during a Parkinson’s disease support group at Lake Prince Woods at 3 p.m. July 25.

The senior living community offers the support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their spouses or caregivers on the fourth Monday of each month. Advance registration is not necessary.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement.

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Although many people associate hand tremors as a symptom of Parkinson’s, other common symptoms are stiffness and slowing of movement.  Other symptoms can be little or no facial expression, soft or slurred speech and shuffling gait.

The disease most often affects people over age 60 and can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, since there are no blood or laboratory tests that definitively diagnose it.

For more information about the support group, call Denise Brown at 923-5513.