Presented by Dr. Joyce Lee and Greta Mah

About This Webinar:

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disease which mainly affects seniors and 90% of patients are over 60. The number of Canadians with Parkinson’s disease is expected to double by 2030. While Parkinson’s disease is mainly characterized by physical symptoms (tremors and slow movements), it’s often the non-physical symptoms that have the greatest impact on quality of life.

North York General Hospital Physician Dr. Joyce Lee says Parkinson’s disease can affect a person’s mood, anxiety levels, how they think, and even their sleep. Blood pressure and bowel habits are often also affected. Dr. Lee stresses the importance of understanding the disease, and seeking support to better manage the symptoms in order to live well with Parkinson’s.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Joyce Lee is a Care of the Elderly physician specialized in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of older patients with complex medical problems, especially Parkinsonism and dementia. Joyce is the founder and the physician lead of the Geriatrics Clinic for Parkinson’s at North York General Hospital, which provides comprehensive, holistic assessment and management of Parkinson’s disease in older people. Joyce is one of the co-founders of the Five Weekend Care of the Elderly Certificate Course at University of Toronto, an annual course which has educated over one hundred family physicians in Canada since its inception.

Her research interests include the comprehensive management of Parkinson’s disease in the elderly, hospitalization prevention, and medication use in dementia.

Greta Mah is the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist at North York General Hospital’s Geriatric Clinic for Parkinson’s, Geriatric Day Hospital & Coordinator of the Fanny Bernstein Living Well with Parkinson’s Program. She is currently the adjunct lecturer at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and a member of the Parkinson Canada’s Medical Advisory Council.

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