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Tuesday, May 5 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Adapting Your Community for Residents with Parkinson's Disease

Our population is aging, and with it, the number of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). By the year 2030, the population of people with Parkinson’s is expected to double, to more than two million. Because of the diversity of PD symptoms, from the classic mobility impairments to communication challenges, mood and cognition changes, sleep disruption, and pain, there are many care concerns that must be understood and addressed by your staff. In this session, we will discuss common concerns that patients and families living with Parkinson’s have when they move out of their home and into your assisted living care setting.   

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Joan Gardner, RN, BSN

Clinic Supervisor, Struthers Parkinson's Center
Joan Gardner RN, BSN is the clinic supervisor at the Struthers Parkinson’s Center in Minneapolis, a National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Center of Excellence.  Joan is recognized as a clinical expert in nursing care for individuals and families living with Parkinson’s.  She serves... Read More →

Tuesday May 5, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Tampa Convention Center | Room 15