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Join us for the Huntington’s Disease 2021 Patient-Caregiver Symposium on February 25

The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health is excited to announce our first Huntington’s Disease Patient-Caregiver Symposium. It will be virtual on February 25 from 1 – 5 PM. To register, email: Latrice.williams@neurology.ufl.edu “Ask the Experts” questions can be emailed in advance to latrice.williams@neurology.ufl.edu. We…

2020 Joint T32 & Movement Fellows Research Symposium

Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Training Program 2020 Joint T32 Predoc Trainees & Movement Fellows Research Symposium University of Florida Friday, October 30th, 9:00 AM Our T32 trainees and Movement Disorders neurology fellows will present the research they’ve been working on.   Download the Joint T32 and Dellows Research…

Managing Freezing of Gait

Written by : Ali Kraus, PT, DPT, NCS and Kim Patton, PT, DPT, modified from original post of Meredith Defranco, PT, DPT What is Freezing of Gait Freezing occurs when…

The Mediterranean Diet and Parkinson’s Disease

Written by: Elena Smith, UF Dietetic Intern, Carley Rusch, MS, RDN, LDN & Matthew Beke, MS, RDN, LDN If you or someone you know has Parkinson’s disease (PD), you may have wondered what the best diet is for a person with PD. The 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines for…

The Importance of Oral Care in Parkinson’s Disease

By: Lindsay Arena, MA, CF-SLP Swallowing dysfunction is frequent in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and is commonly associated with aspiration pneumonia, which is the leading cause of death in PD. Aspiration pneumonia is a bacterial infection in the lungs that occurs when saliva, food, liquid, or regurgitated material enters the…

Maintaining Function with Parkinson’s Disease During COVID-19

Navigating Parkinson’s Disease (PD)can be a challenge. However, with the recent Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), staying healthy and safe can be additionally challenging.  To minimize the functional impact that this pandemic has caused on one’s physical and mental well-being, it is important to follow these simple, practical strategies for success.

Exercise videos for PD patients (and others) to do at home

Jillian, an intern with our rehab team, has been making videos for our patients to use during this time when going to rehab in person is not happening. Please watch them in the embedded playlist below. Right now, two are available but more are coming! As is the case with…

Dr. Armstrong to lead webinar about Corticobasal Syndrome

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration will be hosting a webinar taught by Dr. Melissa Armstrong titled “Corticobasal Syndrome & Corticobasal Degeneration: Basics & What You Need to Know”. Dr. Melissa Armstrong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Director of the…

MSA Coalition 2019 Annual Family Conference

Our own Dr. McFarland will be the host of this event at Disney. You can participate in workshops and hear talks from our team including our social worker, and our physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Join them for a helpful conference at Disney World. From the MSA Coalition: The MSA…