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CBD may help Huntington's

Huntington's disease sufferers from across Canada are converging on Kelowna for a national conference connecting them with research, caregiving and treatment professionals.

The two-day event at the Delta Grand Hotel is filled with informative sessions on caregiving, animal therapy, research, skills building and more.

“Throughout these two days, we have an incredible lineup of keynote presentations and workshops that will be presented,” said spokesperson Robin Markowitz.

Today's events include presentations on care for the caregiver, and the impact of Cannabinoids on Huntington's.

On Saturday, attendees will receive valuable information on grief/guilt, self-care, music therapy and research updates. 

Presenters include: Dr. Blair Leavitt (professor in the department of medical genetics and department of medicine (neurology) at the University of British Columbia, Yvonne Heath (TV host and author of Love Your Life to Death), and Dr. Jeff Carroll, associate professor studying Huntington's at Western Washington University.

Huntington's is a debilitating brain disorder that is fatal and incurable. About one in 7,000 Canadians have the disease. It is often described as having the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS  simultaneously. 



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