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October 11, 2013

Parkinson’s Disease subject of meeting October 24

Athens — The first meeting of a group that is dedicated to people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease will be Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library. 

The library is located at 121 S. Prairieville St. in Athens.

If you are suffering from Parkinson’s or are a caregiver, family member or friend needing more information on this incurable disease, please attend this meeting.

Symptoms include tremor, slow movement, stiffness, postural instability, freezing of gait, hallucinations, shrinkage of handwriting, trouble swallowing, arm swing, constipation, urinary urgency, excessive saliva and dementia.

You are also urged to check your family history for signs of Parkinson’s Disease.

For more information about the meeting, call 903-681-4167.  You may also contact the library at 903-677-7295.

The contact number for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is 800-457-6676, or visit info@pdf.org or www.pdf.org

 

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