Ageing, Parkinson’s Disease and Medicines

42m of CPD
Louis Roller
02 November 2017

Parkinson's disease is second only to Alzheimer's in Australia as the most common age-related neurodegenerative disease, making it prevalent, as well as debilitating. Although we've come a long way from the 1817 description of the "shaking palsy", there is still no cure for Parkinson's disease. However, symptoms can be managed with pharmacological treatments. Join pharmacist Louis Roller as he explores these options.


Louis Roller


Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for over 50 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of April, he had delivered 42 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 20 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.


Wendy Somers24 Jun 2018
Very knowledgeable presenter

Stephen Dunk30 May 2018

Carmella Millett28 May 2018
Informative but could have elaborated on many points.

Devika Nandanimala23 May 2018
Very useful

Jennifer Margaret Polglase11 May 2018
The content on this subject was imformative but the presenter was not very engaging.

Jacob Cummins Miazek06 May 2018

Kushla Kennedy06 May 2018
Interesting but speaker needed to elaborating rate further regarding physiological aspects of Parkinson’s. Nurses do not always work with such detailed information so a quick reminder is helpful.

Jenna He04 May 2018
This presentation empowered me with more insights of Parkinson's disease.

Sarah fittock22 Apr 2018
Excellent Lecturer. Very informative, would definitely recommend.

Sonja keller19 Apr 2018
Excellent very informative, thank you.

Queen Elthan Tatad17 Apr 2018

Sarah Moore14 Apr 2018
A very engaging lecturer who is very knowledgeable and a very enthusiastic personality. A great way to motivate his audience!

Teresa Perry11 Apr 2018
Very informative lecture and an excellent presentation

Teresa Perry11 Apr 2018
Very informative lecture with excellent presentation.

Soumyamol Binesh04 Apr 2018

Michele Selby27 Mar 2018

Lei Zhang22 Mar 2018
clear and good presentation

Wadzana Nollie HWATA22 Mar 2018
Very informative lecture

Eva Bodnar02 Mar 2018
Very important topic in Aged care, second after dementia

Renu Renu04 Feb 2018
Very expressive,Very well explained,presenter was thorough with topic and cleared all doubts with relevant examples and make me understandable.I gained my knowledge regarding definition,causes,diagnosis,medical management etc.

CHLOE KIM15 Dec 2017
Very informative lecture

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