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Treatment

Medication options

Limited when specifically targeting balance

Emerging evidence about methylphenidate in gait and  freezing1

Dopamingeric medication may help mobility

Be careful in setting of cognitive impairment

Taper off psychoactive medications if possible

 However, that doesn’t mean we can’t help…

2reviewed in Boonstra, et al. Cur Opin in Neurology 2008; 21:461-471.

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