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Media Contact: Jennifer Johnson
  jennifer.johnson@emory.edu
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07 May 2008
Emory Expert Joins Wife of Famous Boxer in National Campaign
Lonnie Ali, wife of Muhammad Ali, will be in Atlanta on May 15 continuing her "Fight For More" educational campaign. The national campaign aims to provide support, information and resources to people who care for the more than 1.5 million Americans with Parkinson's disease.

"It's essential that Caregivers for patients with Parkinson's disease understand the stresses they may face and realize help is out there for them," says Stewart Factor, D.O., professor of neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, director of Emory Movement Disorders Program. "They are not alone in this fight." Factor will also speak at the afternoon seminar.

Ali, a caregiver to her husband since his Parkinson's disease diagnosis more than 20 years ago, will provide caregiver tips based on her real life experiences on how to keep a loved one active, juggle family commitments and manage medications.

Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive disorder of the central nervous system. Symptoms include slowness of movement, tremor, muscle stiffness and postural instability. There presently is no cure for the disease and the cause is unknown. The event, sponsored by the Georgia chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Ballroom B, Two Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, Ga., 30339. It starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. To reserve a seat, please call 404-778-7777. The registration fee is $15 per couple, $10 per individual. Parking is free.

For more information about Parkinson's disease and the Georgia APDA, visit www.APDAGeorgia.org http://www.apdageorgia.org or call 404.728.6552.

Media Contact: Jennifer Johnson
  jrjohn9@emory.edu
  (404) 727-5696
07 May 2008
Emory Expert Joins Wife of Famous Boxer in National Campaign
Lonnie Ali, wife of Muhammad Ali, will be in Atlanta on May 15 continuing her "Fight For More" educational campaign. The national campaign aims to provide support, information and resources to people who care for the more than 1.5 million Americans with Parkinson's disease.

"It's essential that Caregivers for patients with Parkinson's disease understand the stresses they may face and realize help is out there for them," says Stewart Factor, D.O., professor of neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, director of Emory Movement Disorders Program. "They are not alone in this fight." Factor will also speak at the afternoon seminar.

Ali, a caregiver to her husband since his Parkinson's disease diagnosis more than 20 years ago, will provide caregiver tips based on her real life experiences on how to keep a loved one active, juggle family commitments and manage medications.

Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive disorder of the central nervous system. Symptoms include slowness of movement, tremor, muscle stiffness and postural instability. There presently is no cure for the disease and the cause is unknown. The event, sponsored by the Georgia chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Ballroom B, Two Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, Ga., 30339. It starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. To reserve a seat, please call 404-778-7777. The registration fee is $15 per couple, $10 per individual. Parking is free.

For more information about Parkinson's disease and the Georgia APDA, visit www.APDAGeorgia.org http://www.apdageorgia.org or call 404.728.6552.

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