SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Davis Phinney Foundation is bringing nationally and locally recognized movement disorder specialists to San Antonio to share research, treatments and practical tools for living well today with Parkinson's disease. The Victory Summit® symposium on November 14, 2015 is a free event, open to the public. Registration at www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/VSSanAntonio is strongly encouraged.
People living with Parkinson's, their care partners and family members can anticipate a unique, energizing event that will educate and motivate attendees to take action to create a better quality of life.
An attendee of a past event remarked, "I wasn't feeling great that morning, which made it harder to get there, but it was worth it. The Victory Summit changed my life. My hesitation subsided with the genuine camaraderie and support from others and knowledge of how to improve the way that I'm living with the disease."
"Come join us for an uplifting day filled with movement and informative speakers. You'll leave with a wealth of practical information for living well and connect with invaluable resources close to home," said founder, Olympic medalist and American cycling legend turned Parkinson's advocate, Davis Phinney.
The symposium runs from 10:00am to 3:45pm at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country. Details can be found on the website: www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/VSSanAntonio.
Topics for the event include cognitive and non-motor symptoms; the importance of social capital; Dance for PD®; keynote address by Davis Phinney. Breakout sessions include Parkinson's 101, deep brain stimulation, care partner strategies, sleep disturbances, pain management, depression and medication management.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement and causes non-motor symptoms. More than 1.5 million Americans live with it. Its incidence is higher in the over-60 age group, although diagnosis at younger ages is increasingly common.
Davis Phinney Foundation
The Davis Phinney Foundation was created in 2004 to help people with Parkinson's disease live well today. Its major initiatives include: the Every Victory Counts® manual; The Victory Summit® symposia series; the Living Well Challenge™ educational webinar series; the "Parkinson's Exercise Essentials" video and the funding of research focused on quality of life therapies. Visit the website: www.davisphinneyfoundation.org.
Contact: Robin Andrews
SOURCE Davis Phinney Foundation