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    Parkinson's Health Education Day - Westmead

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    Friday 19 April 2024

    Parkinson's Health EducationΒ DayΒ 

    This is a free health education event brought to you by Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and Parkinson's NSW.Β Β 

    Space is limited and registration is required. Please book your seat early to avoid missing out.

    Date: Friday 19 April 2023

    Cost: Free for patients and carers

    Location: Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) Level 1 Cabaret Room L1.02

    Westmead Hospital – CNR Hawkesbury Road and Darcy Road Westmead NSW 2145

    Morning Session 9:20am to 10:30am

    9:20am

    Welcome and Introduction

    David Tsui
    Nurse Practitioner
    WSLHD

    9:30am

    Neurologist – How to maximise your consultation with your neurologist

    Dr Sai Nagaratnam
    Neurologist
    WSLHD

    10:00am

    Occupational Therapy – Driving Assessments for people with Parkinson’s

    Basia Kmita
    Occupational Therapist
    Specialist Medical Driving Assessor

    10:30am

    Virtual Reality Experience of a Person with Parkinson’s for carers

    Katherine Fathers & Sarah Aldridge
    AbbVie Pty Ltd

    Morning Tea 11:00 to 11:30am

    11:30am

    Speech therapy – speech and swallow techniques for people with Parkinson’s

    Colleen Kerr and Christina Samy
    Optimal Speech

    12:00pm

    Dietician – Protein Interactions and constipation management for people with Parkinson’s

    Dushanka Hettige
    Dietician
    WSLHD

    12:30pm

    Live Demonstration – Benefits of Tai Chi in people with Parkinson’s

    Master Aaron Khor
    Chinese Medicine Practitioner
    Australian Academy of Tai Chi and Qigong

    Lunch 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    2:00pm

    Physiotherapy – Exercises and activities for people with Parkinson’s and carers

    Andy Tam
    Physiotherapist
    Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

    2:30pm

    Parkinson’s NSW – Benefits of seeing a Counsellor

    Parkinson’s NSW - benefits and services available for people with Parkinson’s

    Viviem Luo
    Parkinson’s NSW Counsellor

    Mary Kay Walker
    Acting CEOΒ  Β  Β  Β  Β  Parkinson's NSW

    3:00pm

    Closing and Evaluation

    David Tsui
    Nurse Practitioner
    WSLHD


    All enquiries can be directed to Parkinson's NSW 1800 644 189 or contact Christine McGee christine.mcgee@parkinsonsnsw.org.au


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