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Webinar: Demystifying Hallucinations, Night Terrors and Dementia

Originally presented on May 21, 2013
Hosted by PDF in collaboration with Benevilla

Cognitive symptoms of Parkinson's can be one of the toughest topics to bring up with your doctor. When these changes are hallucinations, night terrors and dementia, they can be particularly difficult to discuss. What should you and your family know about these topics? How can you talk to your doctor about them? Find answers by joining PDF and Benevilla, along with faculty members Virgilio Evidente, M.D., and Rohit Dhall, M.B.B.S., M.S.P.H., for a two-hour webinar. 

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Goals for Participants:

  • Understand potential cognitive symptoms of Parkinson's disease including dementia.
  • Learn about hallucinations and night terrors and why they occur in Parkinson's.
  • Find tips and resources for managing these symptoms in PD.


Virgilio H. Evidente, M.D., is the Director of the Movement Disorders Center of Arizona. He has more than 15 years of experience in diagnosing and treating all types of movement disorders, including Parkinson's, and more than 10 years of experience in deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS) for Parkinson's disease.

Dr. Evidente is a member of the Movement Disorder Society and a regular speaker on the at neurological conferences.

Dr. Evidente received his medical degree from the University of the Philippines in Manila. He performed his residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and went onto complete two fellowships - one in neurophysiology at Emory University School of Medicine and another in movement disorders at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.
Rohit Dhall, M.B.B.S., M.S.P.H., is Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology and Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Clinic at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. Dhall's principal research interests are in delineating the brain areas involved in control of volitional movements. He is also interested in exploring novel means of gathering and compiling health and quality of life data from people with Parkinson's disease.

He's a member of both the Movement Disorder Society and Parkinson Study Group.

Dr. Dhall received his M.S. in Epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Health. He completed his Internship  in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston and his Residency training in Neurology and a Fellowship in Clinical Movement Disorders and DBS at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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This webinar has been made possible by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience.