Neurodegenerative Disease (e.g. MS, Parkinson's disease)
Jennifer Goldman, MD, MS
Section Chief, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders; Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurology
Shirley Ryan Abilitylab and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Cognitive impairment is a frequent complication of Parkinson's disease (PD). Mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI) and dementia (PDD) occur in the majority of people affected by PD over time. This symposium will discuss the science and therapeutics of neurorehabilitation of cognition in PD, covering current research regarding PD-MCI and PDD, their heterogeneous clinical presentation and trajectory, proposed underlying mechanisms and neuroimaging signatures of PD-MCI, as well as the role of physical exercise and neurorehabilitation in improving the cognitive, motor, and other symptoms of PD and contributions to slowing cognitive decline.