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Young Onset Parkinson's Disease Webinar Series: Self-Management

Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) is generally defined as a diagnosis of Parkinson's before the age of 60. Because of the age of diagnosis, the needs of those with YOPD will differ from those with later-onset Parkinson's. Elaine Book, social worker at Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre, joins Parkinson Society BC for this webinar series aimed at addressing some of the specific issues faced by people affected by YOPD.

Self-management refers to the tasks that an individual must undertake to live well with one or more chronic conditions. It is particularly important for people with YOPD as Parkinson's is a lifelong progressive neurological illness. This session will go over self-management techniques to help you live well and thrive.

We encourage participants to bring their questions to each session as there will be time set aside for Q&A and discussion. We welcome all individuals with YOPD to this webinar series as well as their spouses and/or carepartners/caregivers, as they may benefit from learning more about the disease to assist in supporting their loved one.

Registration for this Webinar is now closed.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Via webinar. Instructions on how to access the presentation will be sent out 24 hours before the webinar's start time.
Capacity: 200
Fees: Free


Please note: In the "Participant Information" section of this webinar registration form, you will be asked for your "Registrant Type". The information collected here will provide a better understanding of the Parkinson's communities in which we serve, as well as improve our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with Parkinson's disease. If you have any concerns with regard to the collection of this information, please contact us.

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