Access to Wearable Devices in PD

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An expert neurologist highlights resources for patients and physicians to gain access to wearable devices to aide with management of PD.

This is a video synopsis/summary of a panel discussion involving Zoltan Mari, MD.

Accessibility to advanced technologies for Parkinson's disease management can be challenging, especially for patients seeking care outside of specialized centers. Community neurology practices may lack the resources and expertise necessary for implementing technology-based care effectively. While centers of excellence affiliated with organizations like the Parkinson's Foundation offer valuable consultations, geographic proximity can limit access.

To aid patients in finding suitable providers, resources such as the Parkinson's Foundation and the Movement Disorder Society provide searchable databases of movement disorder specialists by zip code. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) companies also maintain provider databases, although these may not always prioritize specialists in movement disorders.

The Parkinson's Foundation offers extensive educational resources, including webinars and brochures covering technological advancements in Parkinson's care. Additionally, the Michael J. Fox Foundation provides reliable, up-to-date information on various aspects of Parkinson's disease management, including device-aided care.

Efforts to improve accessibility to technology-based care for Parkinson's disease continue, with organizations striving to bridge the gap between patients and specialized providers while disseminating essential educational materials to empower patients in navigating their treatment options.

Video synopsis is AI-generated and reviewed by NeurologyLive editorial staff.

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