Meet and Greet — Richard Steele Boxing Club January 29, 2015

Every year we have the opportunity to invite Las Vegas out to meet with those of us who are active in the Parkinson disease community.

Again, this year we are holding our Meet and Greet at Richard Steele Boxing Club, 2475 W. Cheyenne ave Ste 110, North Las Vegas, NV 89032  Thursday, January 29 at 2:00pm.

With special consideration, we have invited Judy Towne Jennnings, PT, MA and author of “Living with Lewy Body Dementia: One Caregiver’s Personal, In-depth Experience”.   Judy Towne Jennings, PT, MA is a physical therapist. She has worked with persons 2 days old to age 99. Since the book has been printed, most of her time is dedicated to teaching others about the strange disease, Lewy Body Dementia.  Even four years after her husband has passed, she finds medical professionals who are not well informed about the strange symptomology of LBD.

Judy has always been an advocate, a voice for those who could not speak for themselves: babies, children, and now the senior population. With the experience gained while caring for her husband, she has now become a voice for those with a deteriorating neurological disease. Many of her blogs and articles published in the last two years explain why it is important for a caregiver for someone with LBD to be given the diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia or Dementia with Lewy Bodies, rather than Parkinson Disease Dementia.  Too often families of someone with a diagnosis of Parkinson come to her lectures desperately seeking information to explain what is happening with their loved one. When they read the handouts and learn that something like LBD exists; they, like her, are wounded but yet relieved to have the name of the monster they are trying to do battle against.

Join us for fun, laughter raffles and entertainment.

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