April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

 Please join the Parkinson’s Foundation in their Walk for Parkinson’s, Moving Day, on May 4, 2013.Please click on the link below for more details.

http://www3.parkinson.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Moving_Day_Minnesota

 

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative brain disorder that causes impairment in motor functions, typically experienced as shaking or tremors, stiffness in the body and/or limbs, slowness of movement, and trouble with balance and falling.  In support of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we are inviting you to educate yourself about this disease and explore ways to help beat Parkinson’s.

For those who are living in Minnesota and looking for local resources, a wonderful organization to get in contact with is the Minnesota Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation.  They provide detailed information about the disease and how to handle common associated symptoms and problems; an opportunity to post questions to doctors in an anonymous forum; and information on local events for those with Parkinson’s, their care partners, and anyone interested in getting involved.  The National Parkinson Foundation- MN can be reached at the PD Helpline, 1-800-473-4636, or by visiting the website: parkinsonmn.org

Check in to our facebook page throughout the month of April to get insight into this neurodegenerative disease and find ways to participate in the Parkinson’s community in your area.

If you have questions about a possible diagnosis of Parkinson’s or other movement disorder, or are seeking treatment, please contact Noran Neurological Clinic at 612-879-1500 to schedule an appointment with a neurologist experienced in the diagnosis and management of this disease.

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