When people hear the words “you have Parkinson’s disease,” most begin imagining the end. But that’s not how the story usually goes. Many people with Parkinson’s can and do live well with it for decades. In fact, some find they live even better with Parkinson’s than they did before their diagnosis. The key to doing that is to take actions every day to live a healthier, more connected, and more meaningful life.

In this webinar, Dr. Michael Okun shared his eight pearls for living a better life, including information on:

  • The importance of knowing your Parkinson’s type
  • One of the most powerful drugs you can take to reduce Parkinson’s symptoms
  • The number one reason you want to start medication therapy now
  • The ideal medication plan for you
  • How to know when medication isn’t enough
  • How to eat for energy, health, and longevity
  • And more…



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Dr. Michael Okun received his MD with honors from the University of Florida. He was fellowship trained by Mahlon DeLong, Jerrold Vitek, and Ray Watts at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, before moving to found the movement disorders program at the University of Florida. He is currently Chair of Neurology, Professor, and Executive Director of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at the University of Florida Health College of Medicine.


This webinar is sponsored* by Amneal and Kyowa Kirin.

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