Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation will host a conference this Saturday at Northern Quest Resort & Casino.
The session is named after the four keys to living well with Parkinson’s: Help, optimism, physician and exercise (HOPE). The HOPE Conference Spokane runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with education and information for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s, their care partners, family and friends.
A resource fair at the conference will have booths that include senior living communities, an elder law firm, a pharmacy and pharmaceutical representatives that offer medications for Parkinson’s.
The welcome session will have a keynote talk soon after 10 a.m. by Dr. Jason Aldred, a neurologist who sees patients at Selkirk Neurology and Inland Northwest Research.
After the opening, a number of breakout sessions will run on subjects such as movement, long-term care planning, care partners and clinical trials. The day will wrap up with a talk by Nan Little, author of “If I Can Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Why Can’t I Brush My Teeth?”
A conference ticket costs $25 that includes a lunch. People can register for the conference at www.nwpf.org, call (509) 443-3361 or purchase at the door. Scholarships are available.
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