National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence: Patient and Family Symposium - Fall 2013

Project: Research project

Project Details


LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Understand – through clinical evidence and clinical trials – the mechanism of Parkinson’s disease: the impairment(s) in the brain and nervous system, and consequences on daily life activities of those impairments. 2. Discuss the treatment option of neurosurgery: indications for neurosurgery, pre- and post-surgical evaluations, surgery itself, post-surgery management. 3. Identify the current pharmacological treatments of Parkinson’s disease, by disease stage, as well as those treatments that are new on the horizon. Be aware of drug interactions and side effects. 4. Understand the spectrum of non-motor symptoms and the non-medication interventions available. 5. Recognize why Parkinson’s awareness is important to diagnosis, treatment, and research endeavors. 6. Identify the non-motor features of associated with PD, and the interventions for such. 7. Explain and experience the benefits of Parkinson’s-specific rehabilitation and expressive arts therapies as strategies for living better with Parkinson’s disease. 8. Understand late-stage disease and its myriad physical, family, and emotional issues. 9. Connect with young-onset PD peers.
Effective start/end date8/1/137/31/14


  • AbbVie Inc. (Agmt 10/02/13)


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