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Cognitive Impairment and Parkinson’s Disease


Dr. Oury Monchi
Associate Professor
University of Montreal/ l’Université de Montréal

Parkinson’s is more than a movement disorder. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. In recent years, research has identified cognitive changes, such as dementia, depression and psychiatric symptoms, as part of the progression of Parkinson’s. The webinar provides an opportunity for both people living with Parkinson’s and health care professionals to recognize cognitive changes and how to manage them.

Dr. Oury Monchi is associate professor at the department of Radiology of the Université de Montréal and  directs the Parkinson Cognition Action and Neuroimaging laboratory at the research centre of the Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal.  He is Head of Axe I Neuroscience of Aging (Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging) and Scientific Director of the Functional neuroimaging unit of the research centre of the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal.   One of the major goals of his research is the early prediction of dementia in Parkinson's disease and how it relates to that found in other neurodegenerative disorders. 

Dr. Monchi is a previous recipient of a Parkinson Society Canada New Investigator Award. He  has also been supported by the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Funds for Innovation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

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This webinar is made possible through a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Knowledge Translation Grant.