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Podcast: Parkinson's Will Double by 2040: Are We Ready?

What would you say if we told you the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease will double by the year 2040?

In a previous Third Thursdays Webinar, moderator Dave Iverson is joined by panelists Ray Dorsey, MD, professor of neurology at the Center for Health and Technology at the University of Rochester's Medical Center and Bastiaan Bloem, MD, PhD, medical director and professor of neurology at Radboud University, co-authors on a paper published earlier this year on the estimated rise in Parkinson's cases. The three dive into the hour discussing:

  • Why the population of Parkinson's patients has doubled since 1990 and will possibly double again to 13 million by 2040, 
  • What immediate actions the PD community can take to prevent this global rise and contend with it, and
  • Ways we can increase access to and affordability of care.

Listen here to the webinar audio and a previous podcast on the issue.

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