Parkinson's Guidelines

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About the Video:

Experts in Parkinson's Disease have revised the guidelines for diagnosing and treating the disease in order to help people receive the best care. In this two-part program, Dr. William Weiner, the Parkinson's Disease specialist who was lead author of the guidelines, explains the latest information about Parkinson's Disease along with what changes were made to the treatment guidelines and why.

Specific topics covered in part one of this two-part program include:

Parkinson's symptoms

Diagnosing Parkinson's disease

Progression of Parkinson's disease

Medications - Levodopa

Drugs for motor fluctuations

About the Expert:

Dr. William Weiner is the chief of neurology at the University of Maryland Medical Center where he directs the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center. He is also professor and chairman of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Parkinsons Disease Guidelines (Part 2)

About the Video:

Experts in Parkinson's Disease have revised the guidelines for diagnosing and treating the disease in order to help people receive the best care. In this two-part program with Dr. William Weiner, the Parkinson's Disease specialist who was lead author of the guidelines, explains the latest information about Parkinson's Disease along with what changes were made to the treatment guidelines and why.

Specific topics covered in part two of this two-part program include:

Deep brain stimulation

Complementary therapies

Benefits of exercise

Physical / speech therapy

Emotional effects of Parkinson's disease

Depression / anxiety

Mental / cognitive changes

Clinical trials

Future research - stem cells

Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center

umm.edu/programs/parkinsons

The Facts About Parkinson's Disease

umm.edu/programs/parkinsons...

New Parkinson's Disease Treatment Guidelines

umm.edu/news/releases/pdg.htm

To see the American Academy of Neurology guidelines or summaries designed for patients and their families, go to aan.com/pd. For more information on the University of Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, go to umm.edu/programs/parkinsons.

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  • thanks for this......it was very interesting

  • Hi RoyProp. I find it very difficult to go against the standard 'norms' of the medical profession. Their 'experience' is all learned out of books, but mine has been learned as a patient. Without knowing that I was making my condition better, by walking and avoiding stress etc, I slowly realized that I was getting better. That took ten years and was very hard to realize what had been happening. I feel that the medical profession should look into my Pd history and learn from it. I know that one swallow doth not a summer make, but as I had a very unusual medicine regimen and a very unusual exercise program, together with an active plan to overcome stress levels, I think that this should be treated with urgency. I cannot live forever and would love to share my experience with the medical profession, but they have taken no notice of me whatsoever.

    John

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