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Tourette Virtual Conference

The Tourette Association of America (TAA) is excited to host their second annual Virtual Conference on May 14 – 16, 2021. This three-day free event focuses on Working Together and Living Better, providing numerous web-based educational sessions for the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder…

Romance and Intimacy in Parkinson’s Disease

February is known as the month of love.  With the popular holiday, Valentine’s day, this month often encourages people to express their love for their loved ones and reminds romantic partners to re-focus on their relationships. However, research shows that a diagnosis of a neurodegenerative condition, such as Parkinson’s disease…

Caregivers Digest January 2021

Creating New Year’s resolutions is a long-standing tradition for many. Often, these resolutions are aimed at doing something better to become more happier like giving up an unhealthy habit or trying to exercise more. This January, we encourage caregivers and care partners to loved ones with Parkinson’s disease…

Caregivers Month 2020

This year, the Fixel Institute joins the Parkinson’s Foundation in recognizing our care partners (Heros @ Home) for the National Family Caregivers Month. Now, more than ever, we want to show our thanks and appreciation for those who give of themselves to ensure that their…

Managing Visual Contrast Changes

People living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) can have functional impacts in many facets of their day, ranging from mobility, self-care, sleep and many more.  PD affects many parts of an individual in both motor and non-motor capacities. Recently, researchers have begun to study in the impact that PD has…

Caregiver Digest October 2020

Contributed by Kathleen Mason In the wake of COVID -19, life over the past six months has drastically changed. Many aspects of everyday activities are on hold for the foreseeable future. A physically distanced world is the recommended indefinite “new normal” for those in the PD community to stay…

Caregiver Digest September 2020

Contributed by Kathy Mason The Parkinson’ Disease (PD) journey has many twists and turns for persons with PD and caregivers alike. Knowledge is power. In order to live well with the disease, there is a need for both to understand it and what to expect with progression. The more…

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…