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Parkinson’s Disease and Acting Out Your Dreams (Ask the MD Podcast)

Acting out dreams — yelling, kicking or punching during sleep — is called REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). RBD can, in some people, be one of the earliest symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Movement disorder specialist and MJFF Senior Vice President of Medical Communications Rachel Dolhun, MD, talks with Terry Goldin, who acts out his dreams, and his wife Holly, about their experience and proactive approach to life with RBD.

The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) is studying volunteers with RBD, both with and without Parkinson’s, to develop better treatments and, ultimately, prevent the disease. Learn more and join PPMI at

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