Week 3: Parkinson’s Disease and its management

Course length

3 to 4 hours

Facilitators

Week 3: Parkinson’s Disease and its management

Spyridon Konitsiotis

Week 3: Parkinson’s Disease and its management

Dimitrios Fotiadis

Week 3: Parkinson’s Disease and its management

Week 3: Parkinson’s Disease and its management

About the course

Part 1: drug therapy and surgical options for PD
Part 2: information about complementary therapies and occupational therapy, introduction to multi-professional, interdisciplinary approaches for the management of PD

Learning Objectives

Be informed about the available pharmacological treatments for PD.
Be informed about the surgical options that exist for the advanced Parkinson’s Disease.
Comprehend the importance of multi-professional, interdisciplinary and continuous management of PD.

Summary & Scheduling

Part 1: drug therapy and surgical options for PD
Part 2: information about complementary therapies and occupational therapy, introduction to multi-professional, interdisciplinary approaches for the management of PD

Learning Content

Attitude: To engage patients and caregivers into their care management. All participants will recognize the importance of multi-professional, interdisciplinary approaches for the management of PD.
Knowledge: Participants know the basics of PD management options, specifically:
• Which are the therapeutic options for Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
• The indications, effectiveness and adverse effects of drug and surgery treatments
• The role of non-pharmacological therapies and of allied professionals

Skills: Participants will be able to direct patients and caregivers to the best sources of information. They will also be able to provide practical aids and solutions to keep patients independent.

Teaching Methods

• Presentation (slides)
• Video component
• Reading materials

Literature

• Aragon A. and Kings J. (2018). Occupational therapy for people with Parkinson’s (Second edition). London: Copyright © Royal College of Occupational Therapists
• Cianci H. (2001). Activities of Daily Living: Practical Pointers for Parkinson’s Disease (Third edition). Miami: National Parkinson Foundation
• Dietrichs E, Odin P. Algorithms for the treatment of motor problems in Parkinson's disease. Acta Neurol Scand. 2017;136(5):378–385.
• Radder DLM, de Vries NM, Riksen NP, et al. Multidisciplinary care for people with Parkinson's disease: the new kids on the block!. Expert Rev Neurother. 2019;19(2):145–157.
• Rabin ML, Stevens-Haas C, Havrilla E, et al. Complementary Therapies for Parkinson's Disease: What's Promoted, Rationale, Potential Risks and Benefits. Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2015;2(3):205–212.
• Hauser, RA. (2020). Parkinson Disease Treatment & Management. (Access on 14.04.2020). Medscape https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1831191-treatment#d1

Assessment

• Presentation (slides)
• Video component
• Reading materials