AAN publishes new guidelines for early Parkinson’s disease treatment

Melissa Armstrong
Dr. Melissa Armstrong

Melissa Armstrong, M.D., M.Sc., an associate professor of neurology, co-authored new guidelines for clinicians treating people who have early Parkinson’s disease. It’s part of updated guidance issued in November by the American Academy of Neurology and published in the journal Neurology.

The guideline, endorsed by the Parkinson’s Foundation, provides guidance to clinicians for the treatment of motor symptoms common in early Parkinson’s disease, such as tremor, rigidity and slowness in movement.

Armstrong, director of the Mangurian Clinical-Research Headquarters for Lewy Body Dementia at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, served on the panel that developed the new guidelines.

Read the guideline in the journal Neurology.

Read the AAN’s press release about the new guideline.