Living with and Managing Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis
with Dr. Dylan Wint
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
1 pm MDT (12 pm PDT, 2 pm CDT, 3 pm EDT)
Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis (PDD) is a non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s that causes people to experience hallucinations and/or delusions. Approximately 50% of all people living with Parkinson’s will experience some form of hallucinations or delusions, and the longer someone lives with Parkinson’s, the greater the likelihood they’ll experience them. Given these statistics, it’s important to understand this symptom and what people with Parkinson’s and their care partners can do to treat and/or manage them.
In this webinar, Dr. Dylan Wint answered the following questions:
- What causes Parkinson’s disease psychosis?
- What are hallucinations and delusions and their different types?
- Do hallucinations happen while sleeping? Are they the same as vivid dreams and nightmares?
- What makes some people more likely to experience hallucinations and delusions than others?
- Is PDD always a sign that Parkinson’s is advancing?
- What can a person with Parkinson’s do to reduce or manage them? What treatments are available (pharmacological and non-pharmacological)
- What can a Parkinson’s care partner do when their person with Parkinson’s is experiencing them? What should they do in the moment and then what should be done later to improve the situation next time?
- When should someone see a doctor?
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Your Speaker for the Webinar
Dr. Dylan Wint is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, where he has served since 2010. He directs the education department, which provides opportunities for learning, mentorship, and fellowship for K-12, college, and professional trainees; offers educational programs for patients, caregivers, and the general community; and presents interdisciplinary continuing education programs for practicing professionals. Dr. Wint also previously served as Director of Clinical Operations and Interim Director of the Ruvo Center.
Dr. Wint was educated at Stanford University, the University of Miami, the University of Florida, and the National Institutes of Health. He is board certified in Neurology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. He has focused his career on understanding, diagnosing, and treating behavioral challenges in individuals with neurologic conditions.
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