Maximising Parkinson’s treatments
Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville (map)
Wed 7th Nov 2018, 6:00pm to 7:00pm (1 hour)
Can objective measurements lead to improvements in clinical care for people living with Parkinson's?
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is hosting a lecture by Professor Malcolm Horne, who recently commenced a national study, jointly funded by Parkinson's Victoria, looking at a ‘treat to target’ approach to managing Parkinson’s using the Parkinson's Kinetigraph (PKG).
This wrist-worn device records symptoms and movements and also provides patients with medication reminders.
The aim is to establish whether objective measurement aids in improved clinical care and leads to improved control of Parkinson’s and quality of life.
During this free lecture, Prof. Horne will discuss the history of the Kinetigraph and outline the clinical trial of using it to better manage patient's medication to control their symptoms.