Parkinson’s Disease and Acting Out Your Dreams (Ask the MD Video) – Watch Anytime


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Dear Friend, We all dream when we sleep. Some don’t remember dreams. Others clearly recall what they did and how they felt. Still others unknowingly act out dreams. They might kick, punch, or jump out of bed. This is called REM sleep behavior disorder, or RBD. RBD can be part of Parkinson’s disease (PD). In some people, it’s one of the earliest signs of disease, happening decades before diagnosis. In others, it happens years into life with PD.Not everyone with RBD gets Parkinson’s. And not everyone with PD acts out their dreams. But learning about this connection can help scientists develop better treatments and, ultimately, prevent PD.Watch the video for more.
If you or your loved one act out dreams, don’t panic. Talk with your doctor, take care of yourself and your brain with exercise and a healthy diet, and consider joining research. Visit our webpage to learn more.
All my best,Rachel Dolhun, MD
Senior Vice President, Medical Communications
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

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