Parkinson’s podcast: ‘Parkinson’s Plus’ conditions


Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 17 December 2015

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December’s podcast focuses on the latest research on the rare conditions called ‘Parkinson’s Plus’ that can often be mistaken for Parkinson’s disease

In the latest Portland Countdown podcast, regular hosts Dave Iverson and Jon Palfreman invite special guest Dr Lawrence Golbe to discuss Parkinson’s Plus conditions – a group of diseases that closely resemble Parkinson’s, but with additional symptoms that ultimately make them different.

In their early stages, rare disorders like Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Multiple System Atrophy and Corticobasal Degeneration can be confused with Parkinson’s, despite actually being distinct diseases.

In this interview Dr Golbe focuses on the latest research into these rare conditions and what the prospects are for those who suffer from them.

The aim of the Portland Countdown series is to give listeners new perspectives on the latest advances in Parkinson’s research and treatment.

The shows, developed by the World Parkinson Coalition, are aired online on the first Tuesday of every month from June 2015 to September 2016 – when the 4th World Parkinson Congress takes place in Portland, Oregon, US. The podcasts are free and available for download.

The full schedule of show topics and guest speaker profiles is available here

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