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Latest Treatments in Parkinson’s Disease: Informational Event at Marousi Town Hall

10 May 2017

Prompted by the 200-year anniversary since Parkinson’s disease was first described in 1817, the Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Department along with the HYGEIA Hospital Neurodegenerative Brain Conditions Department & Memory Clinic are organizing an informational event for the general public on Saturday May 13, 2017 entitled “200 Years of Parkinson’s Disease: Treatment in the Present and the Future”.

The event will be hosted at the Marousi Town Hall (9 V. Sofias & D. Moscha Streets, Marousi) at 11 am. Admission is free.

Distinguished scientists will provide information to the public on modern treatment methods, focusing on the significance of a well-rounded approach to the multiple problems associated with the disease. This requires the involvement of physiatrists, physiotherapists, speech therapists and psychologists. The audience will further receive practical advice on everyday issues. Information will also be provided on changes in the immediate future, while all the new treatment methods will be discussed.

Ms Maria Stamelou, Head of the HYGEIA Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Department and Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany, noted, “Parkinson’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s. It affects about 1% of the population over 65, but it may also develop in younger ages. It is a disease that is marked by progressive deterioration in movement, as well as other symptoms unrelated to movement. People mainly develop slowness and difficulty in movement, as well as walking disorders, while tremor may also be present. The important thing is that 200 years after being first described, we can now say that Parkinson’s may be managed, provided there is individualized and overall treatment of the various symptoms in each patient. Research has been moving in leaps and bounds and new treatments are expected in the coming years that will improve the people’s quality of life even further.”