Melanie Lising, MD, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be talking about “How does someone get diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease or parkinsonism” at the Palo Alto Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Wednesday, July 13th, 2-3:30pm, at Avenidas. This event is free and open to the public. No need to RSVP.
Dr. Lising, a neurologist, will explain what the term “parkinsonism” means. Not everyone with parkinsonism symptoms has Parkinson’s Disease. Some have one of the atypical parkinsonism disorders. Dr. Lising will also address the UPDRS – Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale. This scale is used to diagnose someone with PD.
Dr. Lising specializes in the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and the atypical parkinsonism disorders. While her talk will focus on the diagnostic criteria for Parkinson’s and parkinsonism, she will answer audience questions on other PD-related topics