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Restorative Parkinson Unit

Our research

The overall goal of the present project is to improve care and treatment as well as the quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease (PD). This will be done through improved detection, understanding, and treatment of the non-motor symptomatology in PD.

We continuous monitor the PD symptomatology to improve our understanding for earlier detection. Further, we develop advanced PD therapies based on the principle of continuous dopaminergic stimulation (CDS).

A special focus is mapping and improving the situation for the most severely ill Parkinson's patients. Another focus is to understand the mechanism behind PD patients leaving working life prematurely, so that the conditions for staying in work can be improved.

Finally, the health economic consequences of PD and particularly advanced therapy must be mapped to create conditions for a cost-effective and qualitatively good patient supply.

Aims

  • Improved understanding and diagnosis and treatment of non-motor PD symptoms.
  • Improved methodology for monitoring PD symptomatology.
  • Further development of the pump-based Parkinson's therapies.
  • Improved quality of life for the most severely ill Parkinson's patients (late-stage PD).
  • Improved understanding of the challenges due to PD for participation in working life.

Impact

By increased knowledge and development of pump-based therapies, PD patients can receive better treatment. This will increase their life quality and the possibility for them to participate in work and society.

How our research contributes to the goals of MultiPark

Our projects will improve functioning, health, and life quality for people living with PD. Specifically, our research addresses the aims of MultiPark's working groups 4 and 5. 


Research Team & Publications

Read about publications and research team members of the Restorative Parkinson Unit in the LU Research Portal.

Outreach

Watch a video where Per Odin talks about The time course of non motor complications in Parkinson's

Profile photo of Per Odin.

Per Odin

Professor

per [dot] odin [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Link to Per Odin's profile in the LU Research Portal

Twitter: @odin_per