"Understanding Parkinson's and living well"
Seminar at the University Medical Center Magdeburg
The University Department of Neurology under the direction of Prof. Dr. Aiden Haghikia and the Deutsche Parkinson Bundesverband e.V. cordially invite you to a joint event entitled "Understanding Parkinson's and living well". This will take place on 27 September 2022 from 14:00 to 16:00 in the Patient Garden (behind House 1/House 59) on the campus of the University Medical Center Magdeburg. The event is aimed at affected patients, relatives and interested persons. Participation is free of charge.
On the occasion of the World Parkinson's Day in April 2022, the organization was stalled due to the ongoing and tense pandemic. Planned are now, among other things, a lecture for patients by Prof. Dr. Haghikia on the topic "Intestine and Brain: New Therapies for Parkinson's", the presentation of a neurological sports group with Birgit Strackeljan, a lecture on socio-legal aspects by Friedrich-Wilhelm Mehrhoff, Managing Director of the German Parkinson's Association, dance for Parkinson's patients with Birgit Greiser, as well as the presentation of the German PingPongParkinson e. V. by Heiko Probst from Hanover.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive, chronic neurodegenerative disease. In this disease, nerve cells die, including those responsible for the production of dopamine. A lack of dopamine in the brain leads to a number of motor function disorders, and the symptoms can vary from person to person. Parkinson's disease is a complex disorder. The most common symptoms include impaired movement, mood, sleep, disturbances in the sense of smell, and bowel function. The non-motor symptoms may precede the movement disorder by decades. Parkinson's syndrome is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases worldwide and unfortunately cannot be cured. Much research has been conducted in this field for decades. The introduction of the drug levadopa in the 1970s, which is designed to compensate for the lack of dopamine in the brain, has been used to treat Parkinson's patients. Other current therapy approaches will be presented in this event.
In case of rainy weather, the event will be held in the nearby Mensa, House 41 on the University Medical Center campus.
We ask to respect the rules of hygiene and distance on site.