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Comparison of Integrated Outpatient Palliative Care With Standard Care in Patients With Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders

A Randomized Clinical Trial Is outpatient palliative care associated with improvements in patient or caregiver outcomes compared with current standards of care among persons with Parkinson disease and related disorders? In this randomized clinical trial of 210 patients with Parkinson disease and related disorders and 175 caregivers, patients receiving palliative care had better quality of … Continue reading Comparison of Integrated Outpatient Palliative Care With Standard Care in Patients With Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders

Expert Briefings: Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease – What Do We Really Know?

https://youtu.be/3TKMcoKJzO8 There is increasing interest in the Parkinson's patient and research community about the potential for cannabis-based products to treat PD. In this webinar I review what cannabis is, how it works in the brain and why there is so much excitement about its potential in PD. We then review animal and basic science studies … Continue reading Expert Briefings: Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease – What Do We Really Know?

Dangerous and Expensive Bullshit: Seeking an Agent

I completed a book proposal for Dangerous and Expensive Bullshit this spring and am actively looking for an agent with my publicist, Erin Barnes. Once we have an agent, we'll work with them to find a publisher and then I'll really dive into the writing. I've shared the overview below; if you're a literary agent … Continue reading Dangerous and Expensive Bullshit: Seeking an Agent

Neuropalliative Care During COVID-19—Addressing Isolation, Fear, and Terminal Illness

COVID-19 has had an immense impact on multiple populations. In this brief news article, I am one of several experts interviewed discussing the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 and social distancing on people living with advanced neurologic disease and their family care partners. It also shows how important neuropalliative care is in dealing with these additional … Continue reading Neuropalliative Care During COVID-19—Addressing Isolation, Fear, and Terminal Illness

Interview for Parkinson Movement Disorders Alliance wHolistic! Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPwgr4YVJfc&feature=youtu.be The PMD Alliance is an amazing organization “dedicated to providing opportunities for people to learn, live more fully and spark meaningful connections around them.” In this interview with my friend and colleague Indu Subramanian, I talk about my medical and spiritual journey into neuropalliative care, the results of a recent trial of neuropalliative care, … Continue reading Interview for Parkinson Movement Disorders Alliance wHolistic! Series

Palliative Care is About Living As Well As Possible for As Long As Possible

Published in 2018 in conjunction of when I spoke at the Third World Parkinson Congress in Montreal, Canada and the Fourth World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon Before talking about palliative care, I would like to ask you to answer a few questions: How do you define living well?What makes life worth living?What events do … Continue reading Palliative Care is About Living As Well As Possible for As Long As Possible