Do you have trouble falling asleep? It turns out that sleep problems are common in Parkinson’s. The good news is that there are strategies people with PD can use to cope with its effects. Learn more by joining a one-hour online seminar led by Aleksandar Videnovic, M.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor of Neurology and Director, of the Program on Sleep, Circadian Biology and Neurodegeneration at Massachusetts General Hospital.
- Recognize the most common sleep problems associated with PD.
- Understand approaches for the diagnosis of sleep disorders in PD.
- Discuss available treatments for poor sleep and daytime sleepiness in PD.
Dr. Videnovic's clinical activities include diagnosing and treating Parkinson’s and sleep issues related to PD. His research focuses on the relationship of sleep, circadian biology and Parkinson's. In 2007, he was the first recipient of a three-year Parkinson's Foundation-American Brain Foundation (ABF) Clinician-Scientist Award to study circadian rhythms and PD. Dr. Videnovic received his medical degree from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. He completed his Neurology residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and then completed two fellowships, the first in movement disorders at Rush University and the second in sleep medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Videnovic also holds a master's degree in clinical research.