Ep 2: How is Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosed? And How Is a Care Team Created?
Parkinson’s disease can’t be diagnosed through a simple blood test or scan. After a referral from a primary care doctor, it often takes visits to a neurologist or movement disorder specialist before receiving a clinical diagnosis.
In this episode, we speak to healthcare providers and those living with the disease about the diagnostic process. We also explain how to build a Parkinson’s care team – a group of healthcare providers that provide support after diagnosis.
For more links and resources, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com
Building a care team
- Movement disorder specialist directory – International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society
- Find a PD expert care center – Parkinson’s Foundation
- Building a care team – Michael J Fox Foundation
Support after diagnosis
- Early signs of PD– Brain and Life Magazine (AAN)
- Guide to the early years after diagnosis – Michael J Fox Foundation
- DaTscan – test to help in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s, read more on APDA
A transcript of this episode is available here.
This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.
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