Sleep disorders are one of the most common non-motor symptoms of PD. Insomnia, RBD (REM-Sleep Behavior Disorder) and RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) are just some of the disorders that can affect quality of life for persons with PD. On 3/9/21, PD Sleep Disorder expert and physician scientist Dr. Amy Amara will be answering your questions on how to diagnose, treat and live with sleep orders in PD.
This discussion will be moderated by Skypass Foundation Board Member and UT Southwestern movement disorder specialist, Dr. Shilpa Chitnis.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Amy Amara, MD, PhD, is a physician scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Neurology. She has fellowship training in both Movement Disorders and Sleep Medicine, with a particular interest in sleep dysfunction and other non-motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Her main research focus includes investigation of non-pharmacological interventions, such as exercise, to improve sleep, cognition, and motor symptoms in PD.