Parkinson’s patients and their care givers across the Cochrane District are the focus of a daylong education session in Timmins on Tuesday, May 14th.

Sharon Montreuil is the facilitator for a local Parkinson’s support group.  She says the day will feature information on forming your own care team and communicating effectively with it;  and the use of medical cannabis.

“And although it hasn’t proven that it does help with Parkinson’s,” says Montreuil, “we do have a presentation on how it can help the elderly.”

Montreuil says a neurologist and movement specialist will also be on hand.

“He will share information on a surgical procedure, deep brain stimulation, which many of our people here have had it and it helps with movement.  Parkinson’s is a movement disorder where your brain doesn’t tell your legs to do or your arms to do, so it helps with that.”

PARKINSON’S EDUCATION EVENT

Tues., May 14, 9:30am-3:30pm at Cedar Meadows Resort, Timmins

$25.00 per person, includes warm lunch

Registration by credit card no later than May 8 by calling 1-800-565-3000 ext. 3317