Treating Parkinson’s Disease sufferers with the right drug dose at the right time is often an inexact science

Florey Neuroscience Institutes neurologist Professor Malcolm Horne said one of the problems for Parkinson’s sufferers was that symptoms varied from day to day. The device is worn by patients for 10 days, which allows neurologists to get a broad picture of what is happening most of the time. It may either reveal that they are under-treated or over-treated in a way that you hadn’t anticipated; said Prof Horne.

Sometimes it shows that they are perfectly well treated so you have to cast your attention onto something else to try and solve it. He said scientists were undertaking more studies to work out what patients benefit most from data recording, and when this should take place.

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