UAMS Hosts Free Parkinson’s Symposium April 16

By Linda Satter

The Sunday afternoon forum is aimed at Parkinson’s patients, their caregivers and family members, and health care professionals, as well as anyone interested in learning about Parkinson’s disease, treatment options and research initiatives.

The event is free and runs from 1 to 3 p.m. in the 12th floor auditorium of the Jackson T. Stephens Neurosciences and Spine Institute on the UAMS campus, but can also be attended virtually through Zoom.

Topics to be addressed include cognitive changes associated with the disease, Parkinson’s disease and exercise, a demonstration of how music can help Parkinson’s patients, legal and estate planning, and the advantages of being treated for Parkinson’s in multidisciplinary facilities.

Registration is required to attend in-person or virtually. To register, go to: The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.

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