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Michael Okun

Professor of Neurology, expert on Parkinson's disease and other basal ganglia disorders, deep brain stimulation, author of over 300 research papers and the bestselling book Parkinson's Disease: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life

New Home Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease: Nintendo Wii Rehabilitation

Read about a new approach studied by the Medical College of Georgia NPF Center of Excellence to address Parkinson’s disease symptoms in the home setting: Nintendo Wii Rehabilitation for Parkinson’s disease.  The study revealed many benefits in Parkinson’s disease symptoms with three times a day exercise.

Helpful Tips for Parkinson’s Disease Hallucinations

A great article for patients on psychosis and hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease published on Psych Central: Also Parkinson’s Treatment Tips for Psychosis from the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Blog  …

The Theory that Parkinson’s Disease Would Disappear Following the Flu Epidemic

Two medical students at the University of Florida Center for movement disorders and neurorestoration write about the demise of two Harvard neurologist’s theory that Parkinson’s disease would disappear as all the flu (influenza) epidemic survivors died off.  Read their great paper in this months journal article…

Parkinson’s Treatment Tip for Passing Out or Syncope

One of the most common questions we get from Parkinson’s disease patients is: I am passing out or having syncope, and could it be related to my Parkinson’s disease? The answer is yes, and it may be linked to autonomic nervous system issues and blood pressure. Here is what you…

The Importance of Improving Pre-DBS Surgery Screening for Impulse Control Disorders

Dr. Nawaz Hack from the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration presented the results of his research in Sydney Australia on the importance of screening and follow-up in patients with Parkinson’s disease and impulse control disorders or dopamine dysregulation syndrome.  The research was drawn from 47 Parkinson Study Group Sites…