Paradigm Shift in Non-Motor Symptom Management in Parkinson’s Disease


The expert neurologists discuss non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease: types, their impact on patient’s quality of life, and current and emerging treatment options for non-motor symptoms.

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00:00 Introduction

01:21 Non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

02:45 Emergence of motor and non-motor symptoms in patients with PD

04:15 Impact of non-motor symptoms on diagnosis of PD

08:31 Impact of non-motor symptoms on patient’s quality of life

12:43 Shared decision making for addressing non-motor symptoms

16:00 Clinical challenges to management of non-motor symptoms

18:43 Non-pharmacological and FDA-approved treatment options for non-motor symptoms in patients with PD

23:05 Prioritizing treatment of non-motor symptoms and other recommendations

28:27 Establishment of baseline characteristics for monitoring and treatment of non-motor symptoms

33:45 Treatment of dementia in patients with PD

38:40 Treatment of psychosis in patients with PD

41:48 New treatment options for PD

44:53 Final remarks

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