C125 - Nonmotor Manifestations of Parkinson's Disease I

Event Time: Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Movement Disorders
Director(s): Charles Adler MD, PhD, FAAN
Description: This program will cover the nonmotor features that are now known to predate motor Parkinson's disease (PD), as well as those that affect quality of life as PD progresses. PD is a systemic disorder and there will be discussion of the pathological basis for nonmotor features. Data will be presented showing which findings predate motor PD and how these may be used to identify individuals at higher risk for developing PD. This includes the evidence that patients with REM sleep behavior disorder are at high risk to develop PD. Methods to assess patients for nonmotor symptoms, including questionnaires and examination methods, will be discussed. As quality of life has been shown to be very impacted by nonmotor features of PD, this course will raise awareness of a topic that has not received nearly enough attention by PD and nonPD neurologists. This program complements C140: Nonmotor Manifestations of Parkinson's Disease II, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to discuss prodromal Parkinson's disease and identify nonmotor features of PD that predate motor signs and discuss methods for assessing nonmotor features including questionnaires and examination skills.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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