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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…

We Respect You and We Value You

Leadership within the Fixel Institute, on behalf of our care team, would like to take the opportunity to voice our support for a diverse, inclusive clinic and community.  Recent tragedies have raised strong emotion and deep concern…

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 Parkinson disease and other movement disorders

During this time when we are at home more than usual and getting to rehab visits is difficult, getting exercise is even more important. One of our interns, Jillian, made 4 videos for our movement disorder patients to help them stay active and flexible while at home. As with any…

2020 Tourette Awareness Month Activities

May 15 – June 15, 2020 Join the Tourette Association, the North Central Florida Support Group and the UF Health Fixel Institute for Neurological Disorders in supporting the mission to…

How to Prepare for a Telehealth Appointment

With the shift to telehealth services during this COVID pandemic, learning how to use technology can be a challenge. Thankfully, the we have some resources to help you become familiar with telehealth technology and steps to prepare for your neurology virtual appointment. laptop-smiley…

TAA Virtual Conference 2020

May 15 & May 16, 2020 2020 Virtual Conference – FREE The Tourette Association of America is excited to launch their Inaugural Virtual Conference on May 15 & 16. This…

Tourette Syndrome and COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted our daily lives in all domains, including socially, medically, educationally, and economically. Children and adults living with tic disorders…