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Afal participates in the talks organized by the UMU about Parkinson's disease (05/12/2017)

Cartagena, December 5, 2017: The neuropsychologist of the Association of Families of Alzheimer's Patients of Alzheimer's and Region, Afal, Sonia Gayoso, will offer a talk "Medication and Cognition in Parkinson's Disease" within the days on the disease organized the University of Murcia coinciding with the two hundredth anniversary of its discovery.

In Spain it is believed that more than 120,000 people could suffer from Parkinson's, a figure that can vary since it is considered that there may be some 30,000 people undiagnosed.

This neurodegenerative disease, discovered in London, mainly affects people over 60 years, although between 8 and 10 percent of patients are discovered before 40.

The symptoms of Parkinson's are very varied, so pharmacology must go hand in hand with physical rehabilitation of the patient, cognitive training, speech therapy, psychological support and social reinforcement.

Currently, research is being carried out on drugs that slow down the degenerative process of the disease and improve the quality of life of patients.

To remember this day, the University of Murcia has organized different conferences on the history of the disease, treatments and their therapeutic future.

The talks will be held from December 14 to 16 at the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of the Region of Murcia, Faculty of Sociosanitary Sciences, University of Murcia, Campus of Lorca and in the Old Regatta Club of the Port Authority in Cartagena.

Source: Agencias

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