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AMDA's 31st Annual Symposium


C12 - Optimizing the Management of Parkinson's Disease in the Elderly


Mar 8, 2008 2:30pm ‐ Mar 8, 2008 3:30pm

Standard: $20.00

Description

This session features a medical director and movement disorder specialist discussing the management of Parkinson's disease in the elderly. They will address pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions, symptom specific management, and how allied health personnel can work together to maximize functioning, safety, and quality of life. The program will discuss clinical pearls as well as evidence-based tools such as Parkinson's disease treatment guidelines. During the session, case studies will be discussed to enhance and illustrate teaching points.

    Learning Objectives:
  • Describe features that differentiate atypical parkinsonism from idiopathic Parkinson's disease
  • Compare the role of newer and older agents for Parkinson's disease
  • Describe the safety of medications for Parkinson’s disease in the elderly
  • Describe the role of allied health in the management of Parkinson's disease

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