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Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 04/25/2022

Live & Interactive Discussion on Parkinson's and Movement Disorders - Dr. Drew Falconer


In recognition of Parkinson's Awareness month, join us for a live and interactive discussion with a leader in treatment of movement disorders. Dr. Drew Falconer is board certified in neurology and is a fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist. He serves as Medical Director Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center 

Questions Asked

  • My mom is 82 years old. She was switched to Rytary few days ago.  I was instructed to give her 2 pills, every 6 hours, 3 times/day.  Since she doesn’t start her day until 10,  so we did 10am/3pm/9pm.  She couldn’t fall sleep so I gave her melatonine 10 and she still kept taking while laying down with her eyes closed.  She doesn’t do a lot of movement during the day anyways.  What do you recommend? Planning to share this with her dr. as well.  
  • Does magnesium help with the anxiety caused by the PD medicine? 
  • my friend has been diagnosed recently with Parkinson's/Lewy Body disease.  I am unable to find very much helpful information on the web.  Do you have any helpful advice for her and her family.
  • Are the new medications in the market cover by Medicare?
  • What techniques help Dyskonesia
  • What can help vagus nerve damage that causes Acute GI issues
  • "Please comment on treatments that now best address PD-related emotional and cognitive issues.
  • Best meds or therapy to research for essential tremors?  gets worse with stress and anxiety.  impacts getting ready in the morning, playing piano, writing and sleeping (jaw shakes).  left side worse.
  • There is a connection to itchy skin(scalp).Do you have any info on this?Thank you.
  • Is it best wait as long as possible to stay off levodopa type drugs? Does it wear off faster the earlier you start? And does it reduce or get rid of tremors, fatigue, insomnia?
  • Is there a connection betwee Parkinsonian, Lewy Body, mild cognitive changes and neuropathy?  what do you think about the  Excelon patch?
  • What about gene therapy when there’s physical structure damage as in vagus nerve damage
  • "Have you treated persons with Parkinsons who ALSO have vacular 3PD = Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness?"

Chat Transcript

12:08:10     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook   to   Hosts and panelists : Inova Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center  https://www.inova.org/our-services/inova-parkinsons-and-movement-disorders-center

12:08:32     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook   to   Hosts and panelists : Positive Aging Community https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/digital-discussions

12:10:05     From  Gow, Sonia : Happy Monday!

Sonia Gow

Program and Community Care Manager

Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center (IPMDC)

sonia.gow@inova.org    |   703.375.9987   |   inova.org/move

Programs and Resources at www.ipmdc.org 

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

12:10:22     From  Roderick Mullett   to   Hosts and panelists : Focused ultrasound treatment of my essential treatment resulted is additional tremors..  Unusual?

12:13:02     From  Ellen Pincus : Hello Ellen Pincus Community Ambassador with Silverado Memory Care Assisted Living in Alexandria, VA cell 571-775-9408 ellen.pincus@silverado.com. Thank you Dr. Falconer for this wonderful presentation.

12:17:54     From  Sig Cohen   to   Hosts and panelists : Have you treated persons with Parkinsons who also have 3PD?

12:18:55     From  Karen Hammons   to   Hosts and panelists : Please comment on treatments that now best address PD-related emotional and cognitive issues .

12:19:26     From  Sig Cohen   to   Hosts and panelists : Do any of these ‘revolutionary medicines” not have dizziness as a side effect?

12:20:01     From  Sig Cohen   to   Hosts and panelists : 3PD = Persistent Postural Perceptual dizziness

12:20:29     From  mary busse : This presentation is so inspiring and uplifting!!!

12:22:47     From  Jennifer FitzGerald : Hi Everyone. Jennifer FitzGerald, Community Relations Director from Georgetown Home Care. We care for many patients with Parkinsons. You can reach me at 703.328.5465  jenniferfitzgerald@georgetownhomecare.comThank you Dr. Falconer for this very informing information.

12:24:19     From  Holly Cameron   to   Hosts and panelists : Do you have any reccomendations on covering the costs of Rytary. I have a client who is paying $428/month.

12:26:38     From  Ifeoma Obi : The magnesium question comes up from time to time for our patient's here at MedStar Montgomery's Medical Center's Center for Successful Aging

12:26:57     From  Ifeoma Obi : thank you for shedding light on this topic

12:43:45     From  Karen Hammons   to   Hosts and panelists : Thanks for explaining patients’ need to immediately contact movement disorder neurologist  to successfully and more affordably access medication.

12:44:31     From  Alvin Arlitz   to   Hosts and panelists : Does having a pacemaker rule out treatment with DBS for Essential Tremors?

12:48:43     From  Hnia Fdili Alaoui : Is Rivestigmine the same as Aricept? 

12:53:44     From  Gow, Sonia : Sonia Gow

Program and Community Care Manager

Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center (IPMDC)

sonia.gow@inova.org    |   703.375.9987   |   inova.org/move

Programs and Resources at www.ipmdc.org 

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

12:54:14     From  Deena Imbriglia : Thank you, Steve and Dr. Falconer, for a most enlightening presentation!

12:55:49     From  Deena Imbriglia : Deena Imbriglia - Home Instead/Annandale; deena.imbriglia@homeinstead.com;  703-750-6644. Thank you.

12:57:15     From  Gow, Sonia : Sonia Gow

Program and Community Care Manager

Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center (IPMDC)

sonia.gow@inova.org    |   703.375.9987   |   inova.org/move

Programs and Resources at www.ipmdc.org 

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

12:57:17     From  Hnia Fdili Alaoui : YES!!! She is excellent. 

12:57:26     From  Hnia Fdili Alaoui : YES. SO TRUE!! 

12:57:43     From  Memella Drake   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you very much. This seminar was great.

12:57:47     From  Ellen Pincus : Sonia is wonderful like you Dr. Falconer!!

12:57:48     From  Barbara Tourtelot : Thanks-gotta run, but thanks!

12:58:05     From  Jill Burleson : THANK YOU!!!!  What a blessing you all have been...

12:58:22     From  Deena Imbriglia : Sonia Gow is absolutely an amazing individual!!!!!!! Thank you to all. Deena

12:58:30     From  Hnia Fdili Alaoui : tHIS BRINGS HOPE TO SO MANY PEOPLE. iT IS LIFE CHANGING 


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