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WEBINAR: Sleep in Parkinson’s Disease and Improving Diagnosis
May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
2018 PSSO Graduate Student Scholarship Recipient
Western University (working with Dr. Penny MacDonald)
Abdullah Al Jaja
Neuroscience PhD Student
This webinar will discuss the different sleep stages and how are they affected in Parkinson’s disease. It will also address the different effects of Parkinson’s medication on sleep and somnolence. We will then look at understanding sleep disorders, namely REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) to improve diagnosis and potentially predict the development of Parkinson’s disease. Lastly, our recent research into imaging iron deposits in patients with early-stage Parkinson’s Disease and RBD will be explored.