Diagnosis And Treatment Of Parkinson’s Disease

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Podcast: 

This webinar is also available as podcasts on SoundCloud and iTunes.

Live Webinar Air Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Description: 

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive degenerative disorder of the central nervous system mainly affecting the motor system or a person’s movement. Early in the course of the disease, the most obvious symptoms are movement related; these include shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, difficulty walking and gait. Later, thinking and behavioral problems may arise, with dementia commonly occurring in the advanced stages of the disease, often with Lewy Bodies, and depression being the most common psychiatric symptom. Other symptoms may include sensory, sleep and emotional problems. The incidence and prevalence of PD increase with age, and data suggests that 3% of Medicare-Medicaid enrollees have Parkinson’s disease.1 

This webinar emphasizes the recognition of PD, the treatment options, the importance of an interdisciplinary care team, and the impact of the illness on affected older adults and their caregivers.

The webinar emphasizes the following learning objectives:

  1. Identify common signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of common treatment options

Supporting Resource:

Webinar Presenters:

  • Liana Rosenthal, MD, Director, Clinical Core of the Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Gregory Pontone, MD, Director, Parkinson’s Disease Neuropsychiatric Clinic, Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Arita McCoy, RN, BSN, Nurse Coordinator, Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Maryann Powderly, Family Caregiver

CE Credit Information:

Accreditation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer continuing education credit.

  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this activity. CEU will be awarded to participants who meet all criteria for successful completion of this educational activity. CEU credit for this course expires at midnight on June 28, 2020.

Instructions: After viewing the recording, please visit https://learner.mlnlms.com to access the post-test. More information can be found in the Continuing Education Credit Guide.

Individuals are strongly encouraged to check with their specific regulatory boards or other agencies to confirm that courses taken from these accrediting bodies will be accepted by that entity. 

References: 

1Kasper, J., O’Malley Watts, M., & Lyons, B. (2010). Chronic Disease and Co‐Morbidity Among Dual Eligibles: Implications for Patterns of Medicaid and Medicare Service Use and Spending. Retrieved from https://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/8081.pdf

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