Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, chronic disorder. As of today, it has no cure. It is the result of malfunction and death of cells that yield dopamine, a chemical messenger. People with this disease are incapable of properly initiating and controlling their movements.
A unique, free conference titled “Parkinson’s Disease: Promising Developments in Management and Treatment” took place at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where Adam Roseman is a member of the board of governors. The event was intended to help Parkinson’s patients to better understand the cause and possible treatments of their disease. Dr. Michele Tagliati, the Movement Disorders Program director was the main speaker at the conference. She is a very experienced educator of deep brain stimulation for movement disorders. Her main focus at the event was the latest research on neuro-protection for Parkinson ’s disease, which is the protecting the neurons in a patient’s brain from increasing cell damage. This can slow and even stop the disease from progressing.
Other board members and neurologists presented the additional treatment options of today, as well as methods of physical therapy which can aid in managing Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Parkinson’s patients of Cedars-Sinai were also present and offering interviews, as were their neurologists and neurosurgeons.