Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson's Disease in Older Adults

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. This multidisciplinary activity will examine evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of the motor and neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms of PD in older adults. This free CPE program provides pharmacists 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEU). This activity is supported by educational grants from Acorda and Neurocrine Biosciences.


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  • What are the essential strategies for managing Parkinson’s disease?

  • How can the multidisciplinary team work together to ensure timely intervention and optimal outcomes?
Parkinson's Disease

Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA
David M. Levy Professor of Neurology
Director, Center for Health + Technology
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Marketa Marvanova, PharmD, PhD, BCGP, BCPP
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy/College of Health Professions
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
Ann Kriebel-Gasparro, DrNP, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC,GNP-BC
Walden University Clinical Instructor
MSN NP Program in the School of Nursing
President, Liberty Chapter of GAPNA
Philadelphia, PA


  • Physicians
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Consultant or senior care pharmacists
  • Other clinicians who care for older adults


Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate increased knowledge and competence in diagnosis and staging of Parkinson’s disease.
  2. Develop individualized treatment plans that optimally manage symptoms, decrease motor fluctuations in OFF periods, reduce the incidence of dyskinesia, and maximize patient functionality and quality of life.


Release Date: May 31, 2019
Expiration Date: May 31, 2020

This activity is supported by supported by educational grants from Acorda and Neurocrine Biosciences.

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