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Podcast: Treating Parkinson's 'Off' Episodes

Parkinson’s “Off” Time: What It Looks Like, and How to Manage It

What does it mean when we say that Parkinson’s can go from “off” to “on” and then back to “off” again? Listen as experts discuss these “off” periods — those times when medication can wear off between doses, or are not working optimally, and symptoms can return. This episode will share steps you can take to manage “off” time, including how you can communicate with doctors and care partners about what you’re experiencing and ongoing research to decrease or treat these episodes. 

Special thanks to our sponsors Acorda Therapeutics, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Kyowa Kirin, Neurocrine Biosciences and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals who made this episode of The Michael J. Fox Foundation Parkinson’s Podcast possible.

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Expert Panelists: 

Host and person with Parkinson's Larry Gifford leads a discussion with:

  • Ashley Rawls, MD, movement disorder specialist at the University of Florida Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases 

  • Soania Mathur, MD, co-chair of MJFF’s Patient Council  

  • Rick Schwartz, person with Parkinson’s and former professional baseball player 

View a transcript of this podcast.   

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