In this webinar, Dr. Pfeiffer will focus on the detection and effective treatment of non-motor symptoms other than traditional PD medications. He will address how non-motor symptoms, such as impaired sense of smell, sleep behavior changes, constipation and depression may be present years before the classic motor features of PD appear. You will take away specific recommendations on how to cope and live optimally with these non-motor symptoms.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, the participants will:
- Recognize that non-motor symptoms, such as impaired olfaction, REM sleep behavior disorder, pain, constipation and depression may be present years before the classic motor features of PD appear.
- Understand that non-motor features frequently become the most troublesome features of PD as it advances.
- Be aware that treatment other than traditional PD medications may be needed for non-motor features of PD.
Ronald Pfeiffer, MD
Oregon Health and Sciences University
OHSU Parkinson Center
Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence