Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s are common and to some degree affect most people living with Parkinson’s. These symptoms affect cognition, behavior, sleep, autonomic function and sensory function and may become more pronounced as Parkinson’s progresses, deeply impacting a person’s quality of life.
In this webinar on cognition and how it relates to other non-motor symptoms, Dr. Goldman addressed:
- Non-motor manifestations of Parkinson’s
- Causes of and management of non-motor symptoms
- Cognitive symptoms, depression and other mood issues and how they may affect people with Parkinson’s
- Confounding factors that affect cognition and signs that may indicate changes in cognition are the result of medication side effects or infections
- Psychosis in Parkinson’s: how common, what causes it and how to manage it
- The emotional toll that cognitive, mood and other non-motor symptoms can have on a person with Parkinson’s and their care partners and how to manage it
- And much more
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Dr. Jennifer G. Goldman is the Section Chief for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Rehabilitation at the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab and Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goldman is a Movement Disorders neurologist with board certification in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Goldman is a clinician-researcher who has been a pioneer in the cognitive and behavioral aspects of Parkinson’s and movement disorders and a longstanding champion of interdisciplinary care. Her work focuses on advancing our understanding of the non-motor and motor features of Parkinson’s and movement disorders, using neuroimaging and biomarkers, and on developing pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to improve or prevent these symptoms. As a clinician, Dr. Goldman is passionate about offering a holistic, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary team-based approach for people with PD and movement disorders and their care partners.
This webinar was made possible by a grant* from Acorda Therapeutics and by sponsorship* by Kyowa Kirin.
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their donations do not influence Davis Phinney Foundation content, perspective, or speaker selection.