Slide Shows

Module 1: Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease
This slide show explains the causes, possible risk factors, and common motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). It also describes the stages and progression of the disease, and what you should do if you suspect PD.
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Module 1: Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease

Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease
This slide show describes how doctors diagnose Parkinson’s disease (PD) by completing a medical history and a physical exam to assess signs and symptoms. It also explains the symptoms of PD, imaging tests, how often you should see your doctor, and the outlook for life with PD.
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Module 1: Treatment and Management of Parkinson’s Disease

Treatment and Management of Parkinson’s Disease
This slide show explains the current treatments used for Parkinson’s disease (PD): medication, surgery, and supportive therapies. The goals of treatment are to manage symptoms and minimize side effects. Seeing your doctor often, having your medications adjusted regularly, and telling your doctor about changes and side effects are very important for best managing Parkinson’s disease.
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This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie Inc. and Acorda Therapeutics Inc.

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