The Greek Caregivers Network Epioni in collaboration with the association PAR.KIN.S.O.N. on the occasion of the World Parkinson’s Day, organized on Monday 11 April 2022 an informative event entitled “Living with Parkinson’s, from diagnosis to treatment”. The event focused on the need for patients and their families to have access to more and better health services.

The webinar on 11 April 2022 was held with the support of the Laboratory of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Department of Public and Community Health, University of West Attica.
The event was addressed by the president of the association EPIONI Spyros Zorbas and the president of the association PAR.KIN.S.O.N. Fotini Skondra.
Through short interventions, experts refered to Parkinson’s disease as well as to the daily life and the treatment of people with this disease. Mr. Leonidas Stephanis, Professor of Neurology & Neurobiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens – Director of the Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Institute of Medical Biological Research of the Academy of Athens, participated and talked about the latest contribution of science to Parkinson’s disease and in more detail about research and medication. Afterwards, Mrs. Chrysa Chryssovitsanou, Head of the Centre for Special Neurological Diseases of the Aeginetios Hospital, spoke about the management of everyday life, giving practical advice on the management of the disease. Also, Mr. Markos Zacharis, Head of the Social Service of the Aeginiteion Hospital, talked about the help of the state and more specifically about rights and benefits of the state. In addition, Mr. Zikos Kentros, Physiatrist and Director of the Rehabilitation Department of “Henry Dunant Hospital Center”, talked about complementary physical treatments of the disease.
The event was organised in collaboration with Parkinson Madrid, Serbian Brain Council and Belgian Brain Council in the framework of the Erasmus+ E-Care4PD programme. ( (Exchanging good practices in e-health care for adults with Parkinson’s and their family caregivers in Europe). The Webinar of 11.4.2022 was funded by the European Union.
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