Challenges and Treatment of Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease

This is an archive file of an event that took place on June 15, 2017.

People diagnosed with Parkinson's disease before age 50 (young-onset PD) face unique challenges around work and family and may take different approaches to treatment. Our patient and clinician panelists discuss the experience of and care for YOPD.

Title: Challenges and Treatment of Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease
Duration: 1 hour

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Date of Original Release: June 15, 2017
Date CME Credit No Longer Available: June 15, 2019

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the typical clinical symptoms of young-onset Parkinson's disease (PD). 
  2. Discuss treatment considerations for young-onset PD. 
  3. Recognize how young-onset PD impacts family, career and social life.

Target Audience
This educational activity is designed for primary care physicians, family practice physicians, general medicine physicians, geriatricians, general neurologists, movement disorder specialists and any other health care practitioners who manage patients with Parkinson's disease.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Oakstone Publishing, LLC and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing, LLC's planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

Dave Iverson
Nothing to disclose

Rachel Dolhun, MD
Vice President, Medical Communications
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Nothing to disclose

Nancy Mulhearn
Person with Parkinson's
Nothing to disclose

Person with Parkinson's 
Nothing to disclose


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