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Topic for Parkinson's Support Group is managing movement disorders

FALLBROOK – North County Parkinson's Support Group Fallbrook invites anyone interested to join its monthly Parkinson's Support Group meeting, Friday June 23, 10 a.m. to Noon, at the Fallbrook Regional Health and Wellness Center 1636 E. Mission Road. The speaker will be Dr. Kash Dashtipour, a movement disorder specialist.

The topic will be “I Brake for Moments not Parkinson's – Recognizing On & Off Periods.”

Dr. Dashtipour is a board-certified neurologist sub-specializing in a variety of the movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Tremor, Dystonia, Restless Legs Syndrome, Huntington’s Disease, Tardive Dyskinesia, and Spasticity. He is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Basic Sciences and serves as the Director of the Division of Movement Disorders at Loma Linda University.

In addition to his accomplishments as a highly respected clinician treating movement disorder patients, Dr. Dashtipour has authored or coauthored over 100 original journal articles, review papers, book chapters, and he has presented abstracts at the international congresses. He has been the principal investigator or sub-investigator of over 40 clinical trials.

He is an active member of the Parkinson Study Group, The American Academy of Neurology, and the Movement Disorders Society. Since 2017, he has served on the Movement Disorders Society CME Committee. A focus of Dr. Dashtipour’s research has been lifestyle modification in Parkinson’s disease such as exercise, finding a biomarker for Parkinson’s disease, and developing new medications for managing movement disorders.

At Kaizen Brain Center, Dr. Dashtipour shares his passion for helping patients with the following conditions: Parkinson’s Disease, Tremor, Tardive Dyskinesia, Gait Impairment, Huntington’s Disease, Tic Disorders, and Abnormal Movements. Part of Dr. Dashtipour’s treatment arsenal includes botulinum toxin injections for a variety of clinical therapeutic indications such as Cervical Dystonia, Spasticity, Drooling (Sialorrhea), Blepharospasm, Hemifacial Spasm, Dysphonia, Jaw Dystonia, Limb Dystonia, and Tremor.

In the presentation, Dr. Dashtipour will be focusing on recognizing and managing, "On and Off" periods of Parkinsons.

In addition to the speaker presentation, breakout groups held for a time of sharing, coffee and refreshments will follow the program.

Meetings are held in support of persons with Parkinson's disease, care partners and people interested in improving the world of those affected by Parkinson’s disease, on the fourth Friday of every month.

For more information, call Irene, 760-731-0171 or Lorie, 760-453-3045 or email [email protected].

Submitted by the Fallbrook Parkinson's Support Group.


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