Wellness Wednesdays: Palliative Care Series
Living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is not easy. PD causes not only motor symptoms (e.g. tremor and slowness), but also nonmotor symptoms (e.g. pain, constipation, fatigue. Moreover, having a serious illness like PD can be associated with challenging emotions, spiritual distress, concerns for the future and stress for close family members or care partners. The focus of most medical care for PD is motor symptoms. The focus of palliative care (also known as supportive care) is on improving quality of life by focusing on all of the other stuff.
In this talk we will review what palliative care is, why it is important to everyone affected by PD, and how to use the tools and skills of palliative care to optimize your quality of life no matter what stage of PD you are in.
Benzi Kluger, MD, MS, Professor of Neurology
Director, Neuropalliative Care Service
University of Rochester, a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
This is a virtual program, taking place live, using the online Zoom platform. Instructions on joining the webinar are provided after registering.
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