Podcast Episode 119: Meet the Researcher - Learning About Dystonia

Podcast Episode ID
21482432
Description
In this podcast episode, Dr. William Dauer, Director of the Brain Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, describes his career path and how he came to be interested in movement disorders and in dystonia in particular, a condition in which muscles contract involuntarily, causing repetitive or twisting movements.

Podcast Episode 118: Managing Mental Health Problems with Parkinson’s Disease

Podcast Episode ID
21373643
Description
In this podcast episode, geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Mary Hart Bryan of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, explains some of the mental health conditions that people with PD may experience. She shares how care partners, too, often have mental health needs that should be recognized and addressed.

Podcast Episode 117: Neuropathy: A Non-motor Symptom of Parkinson’s Disease

Podcast Episode ID
21211901
Description
In this podcast episode, Nurse Practitioner Ellen Walter, MSN, CNP from the Movement Disorders Section of the Center for Neurological Restoration at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, identifies the general kinds of neuropathies and then focuses on peripheral neuropathies and why it is important to try to identify their causes as a possible path to treatments.

Bonus Episode en Español: Dónde acudir para obtener recursos y apoyo como cuidadores

Podcast Episode ID
20959568
Description
In our ongoing efforts to reach all communities whose members may be affected by Parkinson's disease, this week's episode will be in Spanish. We will return with more English language podcasts in two weeks. In this episode, Ruby Rendon shares her experiences as a care partner for her mom, and outlines the resources that have helped her navigate her emotional journey as a care partner.

Podcast Episode 116: Caring for Loved Ones with Parkinson’s Disease

Podcast Episode ID
20949329
Description
In this podcast episode, Jori Fleisher, MD, MSCE of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, discusses how her team is addressing caregiver needs through a peer mentoring program built into a home visit program. Dr. Fleisher reviews what she and her colleagues have learned so far, how they are refining the program, and where they will go from here, including a large, national, randomized trial of the program.

Podcast Episode 115: Repurposing Medications to Slow Progression of PD

Podcast Episode ID
20805515
Description
In this podcast episode, Dr. Patrik Brundin, Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Center at Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, explains the approach of drug repurposing to treat Parkinson’s disease. This approach relies on knowing the mechanisms of the disease and searching through the vast array of current drugs to treat all sorts of conditions and rationally choosing ones that may work to slow progression of PD.

Podcast Episode 114: Gene-Based Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease

Podcast Episode ID
20663594
Description
In this second part of our series on Parkinson’s disease therapies, Dr. Roger Barker, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, explains gene-based therapy. Dr. Barker discusses plans for the execution of the treatments, what symptoms they are aimed at, where the field currently stands, and how it compares to developments in cell-based therapies.
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