YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON’S DISEASE (YOPD) SUPPORT GROUP
DATE:Saturday June 17, 2017
LOCATION:Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, New York
For further information regarding the YOPD, contact: 518-783-3492 or
518-371-0448, after 3:00 p.m.
Mission: The YOPD support group shall welcome everyone with Parkinson’s disease including their care network. YOPD will support, share, and encourage PD persons to enjoy quality of life and ensure they are not alone in their journey. Information/issues obtained by YOPD from attendees will be treated confidentially and privacy respected
Our presenter will be Debra Virtanen, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Hypnotherapist (Dr. Debra Q Virtanen, PT, MS, DPT, CCH). She is also certified in the LSVT Big structured assessment and exercise program for people with PD. She has worked with Parkinson’s patients for 39 years. Having done so, two of the most common features of the disease, are anxiety and difficulty sleeping. This became an area of interest for her especially when her husband was diagnosed 3 years ago. She became a hypnotherapist and has been using it successfully since to aide in instruction for self-hypnosis management of these problems. She plans to give a group discussion then a demonstration and will be happy to answer questions about management of PD through hypnosis as well as exercise.