Doctor to speak at Parkinson's Support Group meeting today

People with Parkinson's Disease and their supporters are encouraged to join Dr. Nan Little, a retired anthropologist from the University of Washington, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in February 2008. She will be at the Spring Lake-Muskegon Parkinson' Support Group this afternoon at Generation Care in Grand Haven Township, located on the southwest corner of U.S. 31 and Lincoln Street. Choose between two sessions, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Tribune Staff
Apr 18, 2011


Little will speak of her experience on a tandem bicycle as a participant in “Pedaling for Parkinson’s” across Iowa in a study designed by Dr. Jay Alberts of the Cleveland Clinic. Motivated by fear, she started training for the ride in the spring of 2009. In less than one month, her PD symptoms essentially disappeared — so much so that her doctor told her that if he didn’t know she had PD, he wouldn’t have guessed.

Pedaling is not a cure, but there is ample evidence that people who follow the program have an average of 35 percent reduction of their symptoms, Little said.

For more information, call Doris Johnson at 842-6252.


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