and blogs are the Official Website for the books:  Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life and 10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease.

Dr. Okun is the co-founder of the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, the National Medical Director for the National Parkinson Foundation, as well as the author of several books including Ask the Expert about Parkinson's Disease, Lessons from the Bedside, 10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease and Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier life due out in 2013.  His secrets book was translated into 20 languages so that it can be made available to Parkinson's disease sufferers around the world.  Dr. Okun has been recently been honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for Parkinson's Disease. Dr. Okun has been published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and people travel from around the world to seek his opinion on best treatment approaches for this disease.

Parkinson's Medication Timing is as Important as the Dose

One secret that is kept a little bit too tightly by Parkinson's disease experts is that the medication interval or timing is as important as the dose.  Here are a few tips:

-if the medication is wearing off before the next dose, consider moving dosages closer together

-It is not uncommon for some Parkinson's disease patients to require medications even as close as every 2 hours

-If you experience dyskinenesia (extra movements usually an hour or more after a medication dose) you may need to decrease the dose, and move the medication intervals closer together

-Medication timing usually changes as Parkinson's disease progresses.

-Remember in Parkinson's disease timing is everything!