Parkinson Canada Webinar

Motivation and Parkinson’s Disease: A discussion on Apathy & Impulsivity

Tuesday January 26, 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT (1 hour duration)

Have you lost your ‘get up and go’?  Apathy and Impulsivity can be very puzzling and challenging non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.  Loss of motivation and lack of enthusiasm and interest can make a significant impact in the daily lives of those living with PD, as well as their family members and loved ones.


At the other end of the spectrum, impulsivity can also affect those living with PD.  Challenges, including having trouble controlling impulses and uncontrolled behavior, are not uncommon.


Dr. Zurowski will be walking us through the non-motor symptoms of Apathy and Impulsivity and sharing his expertise on:

What is this? Why does this happen? What can I do? and What are my treatment options?


Also, in an effort to Raise the Voice of those living with PD, we will be hearing from a member of our Parkinson Community.  They will be sharing their personal battle with Apathy and how they are managing it on their own  journey of living well with Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Mateusz Zurowski, MD, MSc

Dr. Mateusz Zurowski is a psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of mental health issues in patients with movement disorders. 

He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and works in the Centre for Mental Health at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. His work is closely affiliated with the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease and the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Clinic.   

He is a Clinician Scientist at Krembil Research Institute. His clinical and research interests have primarily been with patients experiencing Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia, and Functional Movement Disorders.  Areas of focus are mental health concomitants of these illnesses and the impact of emotions on movement.  Over the past 10 years he has also been involved in the assessment and treatment of patients undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease. 


This webinar will be conducted in English only.

If you have any questions please call Cary Norquay 1-800-565-3000 ext 3459, or email at: cary.norquay@parkinson.ca