Podcast Episode 46: Addressing Sleep Discomfort with Parkinsons

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Most people with Parkinson’s disease have trouble getting a good night’s sleep due to an inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or get back to sleep if awoken at night. Causes of this sleep discomfort may be a combination of symptoms of the disease, medications to control those symptoms, a poor sleep environment or bedtime habits, and changes in the brain that can affect mood, thinking, and the sleep-wake cycle. Fortunately, there are things that people and their health care providers can do to help mitigate the problems. Anne-Louise LaFontaine, Director of the McGill University Movement Disorders Clinic in Montreal, Canada, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, discusses the problems and offers solutions.Download This Episode

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About This Episode

Released: January 15, 2019

Anne-Louise LaFontaine, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Dr. Lafontaine is a movement disorder specialist. She is the Director of the McGill Movement Disorder clinic which is a comprehensive interdisciplinary clinic and a recognized Center of Excellence of the Parkinson’s Foundation. She is a member of the medical advisory committee of the Parkinson Society Canada and an author of the Canadian Guidelines on the management of Parkinson's disease. She is actively involved in medical education and clinical research.  She was involved in the WPC 2013 as a co-chair of the local organizing committee and is currently a co-chair of the Comprehensive Care committee for WPC 2019. 


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