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September 21, 2018 bchc-news

BCHC to Host Free Parkinson’s Disease Seminar

On Monday, October 1st from 6-7pm, BCHC memory loss and palliative care specialist, Joni Henderson, ARNP will provide a free seminar in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library.

During this free seminar, attendees will learn about Parkinson’s disease; its symptoms, treatment, living with Parkinson’s, and support for caregivers.  Parkinson’s disease affects the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine.  Parkinson’s disease symptoms include muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait.  After diagnosis, treatment can help relieve symptoms, but there is no cure.

Presenter Joni Henderson, ARNP is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has an extensive background in palliative and memory care with clinical interests in palliative care, memory disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and geriatrics.  Henderson offers a Palliative Care & Memory Clinic at BCHC, providing patients with coordination of care and treatment, increased understanding of the illness along with treatment options, ongoing evaluation of disease progression, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, evaluation of memory loss and safety concerns, and support and education for patients and their families.

This free seminar is sponsored by Buchanan County Health Center.  For all other information, please visit bchealth.org or follow “Buchanan County Health Center” on Facebook.

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