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(Cushing, Okla.) Jenny Johnson was the guest on the Donna & Molly Show to talk about The Victory Summit in Tulsa, Saturday Nov. 12th, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Summit is a great opportunity for those who may have Parkinson's disease or their caretakers or family members.
A health fair will be held through out the day, starting at 7:30 a.m.
To register for this free event, go to www.davisphinneyfoundation.org or call 1-877-274-7673
(Tulsa, Okla.) Local residents affected by Parkinson's disease will have the opportunity to learn from leading national and local experts about the latest research, exercise and other ways to live well with Parkinson's disease at the Davis Phinney Foundation's "The Victory SummitTM" to be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Tulsa Convention Center. There is no charge to attend.
The Victory Summit is a national series of symposia created by the Davis Phinney Foundation to provide information and inspiration for people affected by Parkinson's disease. The event is being conducted by the Davis Phinney Foundation in collaboration with the Tulsa area American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Information & Referral Center and Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma. Content at The Victory Summit will include:
* The PD You Don't See: Cognitive and Non-Motor Symptoms
* Exercise to Optimize Brain Function
* What the Latest Research Means to You
* Tools for the Caregiver
* Panel discussions on deep brain stimulation therapy and young-onset Parkinson's
* Speech therapy
* Clinical trials
* Movement breaks throughout the day, including t'ai chi and music therapy
The Victory Summit also will feature a "Local Hero" Award presentation honoring Dale and Glenda Alexander of Oklahoma City, Okla., for their outstanding leadership in the Parkinson's community.
"Research increasingly demonstrates that people living with Parkinson's have better outcomes by actively taking control of their disease, and The Victory Summit is a valuable opportunity to learn more about the ways in which emerging research and lifestyle changes can immediately impact quality of life," said Kevin Klos, M.D., of The Movement Disorder Clinic of Oklahoma, who will participate in the event. "The Victory Summit will provide key medical information and tools to help people living with Parkinson's get moving in order to improve their symptoms and perhaps even slow their disease progression."
"It is possible to live well with Parkinson's disease, and The Victory Summit is designed to help make a difference in people's lives today," said Polly Dawkins, executive director of the Davis Phinney Foundation. "The Victory Summit participants will be able to access the latest medical information and tools to improve their physical health as well as new ways to celebrate the moments of victory in their daily lives."
"We believe education is key in order to 'Live Well' with Parkinson's disease and we are very honored to be a part of this exciting event for the Parkinson's community," Jennifer Johnson, CTRS/L, Coordinator of the Tulsa area American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center.
Additional information and registration information for the Victory Summit is available online at http://davisphinneyfoundation.org/victory-summit/upcoming-victory-summits/victory-summit-tulsa/.
An estimated 1.5 million Americans are living with Parkinson's disease today. The disease affects men and women alike, and its frequency is considerably higher in the over-60 age group, although there is an alarming increase of patients of younger age.
Davis Phinney Foundation
The Davis Phinney Foundation was created in 2004 and is dedicated to helping people with Parkinson's disease to live well today. The foundation's major initiatives include: the Every Victory Counts™ manual, developed by movement disorder experts to encourage living well with Parkinson's; The Victory Summit™ symposia series, which brings leading experts into communities to share advances in science, care and to inspire those affected by the disease to celebrate the daily victories; and the funding of research focused on exercise, speech and other quality of life therapies. Visit the web site: www.davisphinneyfoundation.org.