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2010: Free Parkinson's Seminar for Caregivers
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Free Parkinson's Seminar for Caregivers

WINFIELD, Ill., June 8, 2010 – Caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease is a unique challenge. There are gradual changes in the condition and new questions that arise every day. Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) believes the success of a patient’s daily life depends on a balanced and supported caregiver. On Saturday, June 19, CDH will offer the free seminar “Parkinson’s Perspectives: Creating Balance for Caregivers” at the Westin Chicago Northwest (400 Park Blvd., Itasca).

The event, which begins at 8 a.m. and includes a continental breakfast, will include formal presentations and an opportunity for casual question-and-answer sessions with the speakers.  Community resource representatives will be on hand from a home health care agency, a skilled nursing facility and an estate/financial planning organization.

Featured Speakers & Topics Include:
Lance Reinke, PsyD, Neurocare, A Better Understanding of Your Loved One: Cognitive and Emotional Effects Related to Parkinson’s Disease.

Kelly Gill, MD, Suburban Lung Associates, Sleep Disturbances Associated with Parkinson’s Disease.

Sarah Stukas, MS, LCPC, American Parkinson Disease Association, Creating & Maintaining Intimacy Across Relationships.

Keynote Speaker, Cheryl Woodson, MD, FACP, AGSF, Family Healthcare and Geriatrician, How to Survive Caregiving: Protect Your Physical, Financial, Emotional and Spiritual Health While Giving Great Care.

Space is limited, free registration must be made by calling 630-933-4234 or toll free at 877-933-4234. For the hearing impaired, please call 630-933-4833.

About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a nationally recognized 313-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. CDH is a leading center for medical technology and one of the busiest surgical hospitals in Illinois.

For the last four consecutive years, Thomson Reuters has listed CDH as a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. Similarly, U.S. News & World Report has included CDH on their list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category each year since 2007.

The hospital is part of an interdependent network of health-care organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the medical staff of CDH, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4CDH (4234)/ TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired.

Christopher King
630-776-5373 (cell)