Podcast Episode 112: Non-pharmaceutical Treatments for PD: DBS and Focused Ultrasound

Podcast Episode ID
20324009
Description
In this podcast episode, Kyle Mitchell, MD of Duke University in North Carolina discusses two non-pharmaceutical treatments for Parkinson's disease: deep brain stimulation (DBS) and focused ultrasound (FUS). Dr. Mitchell discusses how each treatment works, which patients may do best with either of them, and what is in development.

Podcast Episode 111: Alone in a Crowd: Overcoming Isolation

Podcast Episode ID
20197091
Description
In this podcast episode, Aaron Daley, Coordinator for the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco, discusses social isolation and ways to overcome it, whether you live in an urban or rural area. He recommends seeking out support, exercising regularly, or establishing a routine of activity with a companion.

Podcast Episode 109: Medication Timing

Podcast Episode ID
19898249
Description
In this podcast episode, Dr. Indu Subramanian, Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, discusses what has been learned about the timing of the initiation of therapy. She also provides strategies for getting the most benefit from medications.

Bonus Episode en Español: Deshaciendo la barrera del idioma con una clínica hispana

Podcast Episode ID
19333193
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, we speak with neurologist María Luisa Moro about her work in developing Connecticut’s first Parkinson’s clinic dedicated to serving the Spanish-speaking community.

Podcast Episode 108: The Golden Year for Testing Disease Modifying Drugs

Podcast Episode ID
19723733
Description
In this podcast episode, Dr. Robert Hauser, Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa, defines the “Golden Year” for people with Parkinson’s disease to participate in disease modifying clinical trials, offers messages for patients and providers, and tells how a system of referral to entry into clinical trials can work.

Podcast Episode 107: Advocating for a Safe Hospitalization

Podcast Episode ID
19276667
Description
In this podcast, Rose Lang, an Aware in Care Ambassador for the Parkinson’s Foundation, recounts a challenging hospital visit after her husband, John, fell and broke his hip. She discusses the difficulties of getting medication on time during a hospital stay, and the importance of informing and educating hospital staff about caring for someone with PD.

Podcast Episode 106: Tremors: Coping & Treatment Options

Podcast Episode ID
19266545
Description
In this podcast episode, movement disorders neurologist Dr. Muhammad Nashatizadeh of the University of Kansas Medical Center, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, discusses several ways to control tremor. Looking beyond today’s therapies, one of his research objectives is to identify new treatment options for debilitating movement disorders.

Podcast Episode 105: How Movement Disorders Fit into the Palliative Care Model

Podcast Episode ID
19110296
Description
In this second podcast of our two-part series on palliative care and hospice, Adriana Gonzalez, talks about the benefits of palliative care, the ongoing relationship of the care team with the patient and family, and how this form of care can specifically address the needs of people with Parkinson’s disease.
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