Parkinson’s Victoria will be holding a seminar for those recently diagnosed with the condition.

The seminar, which will be held at the Sunshine Hospital on Friday, May 17 from 2-6pm, is designed to help people better understand and manage the condition.

Parkinson’s Victoria clinical nurse consultant Victor McConvey said

The Recently Diagnosed Seminar will provide people diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the past five years with vital information about living with the complex, progressive neurological condition.

“Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s is a life-changing experience,” he said.

“Individual reactions to diagnosis can be as varied as the symptoms of the condition.

“There is no blueprint for how to deal with the changes and adjustments that come with living with a chronic health condition.”

He said the seminar would provide an opportunity for people to have their questions answered by experts, find out what services are available to them and to meet others who share similar experiences.

Attendance is free for Parkinson’s Victoria members (plus one accompanying guest) or $20 per person for non-members.

For more information and to register for the event visit www.parkinsonsvic.org.au/support-for-you/events