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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…

Two UF Neuropsychology students receive research awards

Lauren Kenney receives “Best Translational Neuropsychology Student Research” award from APA Division 40.  Lauren will present her research during the Blue Ribbon Awards symposium at the 2020 annual meeting of APA in Washington, DC.  Her project is entitled “Classifying Cognitive Subtypes in Non-Demented Individuals with Parkinson Disease:  A data-driven Approach”…

North Florida Young Onset Parkinson Support Group

The Young Onset Support Group meets in Gainesville the second Monday of every month, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the United Church of Gainesville; Seminar Room A.(1624 NW 5th Avenue; Gainesville FL) Patients who recently have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and are age 55 and younger are welcome.

Annual Parkinson Educational Symposium – April 8th, 2017

Please join us for the “15th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium for Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Providers” on April 8th, 2017! We will have a variety of topics discussed by experts in their fields and special presentations from the Sing for Life, Dance for Life, and Arts in Medicine groups. The…

Local Parkinson’s Community Fights Back

There has been a growing buzz in the Parkinson community about boxing as a means to combat symptoms and improve function, especially after CBS aired a feature on “Sunday Morning” about Rock Steady. The gyms carryout non-contact boxing fitness curriculum specifically for PD. Rock Steady is a non-profit organization that…

Tourette Support Group Cookie Decorating Party

Thank you for another successful party and time for peer (and parent) engagement.   If you would like more information on how to get involved in our Gainesville/Lake City Support Group, please contact Heather Simpson.

Sleep Strategies for Parkinson’s Disease

Sleep is critical part to physical, psychological, cognitive & emotional health. With a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, sleep patterns can be largely affected and create difficulties with any of the following: Time it takes to fall asleep Difficulty staying asleep Sleep quality Need to get up frequently to utilize…

Back To School Tips for Tourette Syndrome

It’s that time of the year to get back to school. It can be difficult for children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and the comorbid conditions to handle transitions and changes in their daily life, and transitioning back to school can be particularly hard. It is important to starting planning ahead…