The proper techniques for assessing individuals for possible Parkinson’s disease will be highlighted with the help of extensive videos. Pearls for differentiating common misdiagnoses will be highlighted. Treatment options for Parkinson’s disease will be reviewed with a focus on how to properly use the gold standard, levodopa. Evidence for treating common nonmotor symptoms, including dementia, psychosis and depression, will also be a focus.
University of Ottawa
Dr. David Grimes is the director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic at The Ottawa Hospital. He is head of the Division of Neurology and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa. His research interests are in the genetics of and clinical studies in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. His clinical focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of movement disorders, including botulinum toxin injections.
Friday, November 24
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
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