Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders: Clinical Treatment and Current Research

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Parkinson’s disease is not merely a “movement disorder” – it also involves cognitive (mental) and affective (emotional) symptoms. Deep Brain Stimulation therapy itself is complex and multifaceted. This course will encompass current research and technical advances for treatment

Target Audience:

All medical staff practitioners who provide care with patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the types of cognitive impairment that affect people with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease and of current research efforts in this area
  • Discuss current guidelines for referring Parkinson's patients to a movement disorders specialist for evaluation for DBS candidacy
  • Recognize investigations of the neural circuits responsible for cognitive deficits in movement disorders, focusing on the role of the cortical-subcortical circuits in executive function deficits of Parkinson's disease

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