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ParkinsonLink May 2010

PDF once again invites you to learn the latest in Parkinson’s research and care, straight from the experts.  Find details below about a PD ExpertBriefing on sleep disorders in Parkinson’s on Tuesday, June 1 (the last in PDF’s series of six) and another symposium designed specifically for nurses.


Join “Fatigue, Sleep Disorders and Parkinson’s” on Tuesday, June 1 at 1 PM ET

Many people living with Parkinson's report that sleep disorders and fatigue are some of the most troublesome aspects of the disease.  Join PDF and Joseph H. Friedman, M.D., of Brown University, on Tuesday, June 1 at 1 PM ET, for a one-hour PD ExpertBriefing to learn more about these symptoms and tips for coping with them.  Participants can join this web-based seminar online or can listen-in by phone, using a unique phone number provided at registration.  (Pre-registration is recommended).
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Tell a Nurse about a Parkinson’s Symposium This Friday, May 21

If you are a nurse, sign up to join PDF, APDA and NPF, this Friday, May 21, at 8:30 AM for “Parkinson’s Disease Across the Lifespan:  A Roadmap for Nurses.”  Available online via webcast or in-person in New York City, this educational symposium and webcast is designed by Parkinson’s nurse specialists to help other nurses better understand how to deliver comprehensive care to people and families living with Parkinson’s.  The webcast offers free CNEs and will be available online for one year. 

If you are not a nurse, pass it on to your nurses, doctor's offices and hospitals to help ensure the best care for people with Parkinson’s!
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One More Month to Quilt for Parkinson’s

Over 600 people have contributed to the Parkinson’s Quilt Project, which is taking submissions up until June 2010.  There is still time to create a quilt panel about your experience with Parkinson’s or to honor a loved one affected by the disease.
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Highlighted Item: Fatigue and Sleep

Find out more about this important topic on Tuesday, June 1.

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If you have or believe you have Parkinson’s disease, then promptly consult a physician and follow your physician’s advice. This email is not a substitute for a physician’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or for a physician’s prescription of drugs, treatment or operations for Parkinson’s.