- Date: January 26, 2022
- Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
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Managing your medication for Parkinson’s can sometimes feel overwhelming. For some, you may want to learn more about the options that currently exist and what to expect with each treatment. Dr. Tejal Patel speaks about her research and clinical practice, which focuses on pharmacotherapy and pharmacist impact on the management of medication among older adults, including people living with Parkinson’s.
In addition to her research and clinical practice, Dr. Patel has been instrumental in contributing to and editing Parkinson Canada’s Medications to Treat Parkinson’s Disease booklet, which is used as a resource for people living with Parkinson’s and healthcare professionals. Bryce Perry, Parkinson Canada’s information and referral manager and person living with Parkinson’s, speaks to his own experience with managing medication and resources available for answering questions about medication and medication management.
- Dr. Tejal Patel, BSc Pharm, PharmD
Dr. Tejal Patel, BSc Pharm, PharmD is a clinical associate professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, and a practicing clinical pharmacist at the Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team in Kitchener, Ontario. Dr. Patel obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Kentucky, and completed a post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Neurology at the University of Illinois. Her research and clinical practice focuses on the assessment, classification and management of drug-related complications in the elderly, and in people with neurological conditions and cognitive impairment, including dementia and Parkinson's disease. Medication management capacity and adherence to medication regimens are of special interest to her.
- Bryce Perry
Bryce Perry, Parkinson Canada's information and referral manager, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the age of 42. In
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