79| Neuropsych Bite: Clinical Case 2 (Adult, Parkinson’s Disease) – Dr. Ryan Van Patten

In Clinical Case 2, Ryan presents a neuropsychological evaluation of a man in his 70s with Parkinson’s disease who is being considered for deep-brain stimulation (DBS).

A pdf of the transcript for this episode is available here.

Topics Covered

  • Common motor and cognitive symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • Contraindications to deep-brain stimulation (DBS) in PD
  • Discussing cognitive risks and benefits of DBS with patients
  • Compensatory cognitive strategies

Selected Resources

DBS podcasts:

Parkinson’s Foundation

American Parkinson Disease Association