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Newly Diagnosed Resources

After initially receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, we understand that you might be overwhelmed with the amount of information that you will receive. So, at the Fixel Institute, we want to help by summarizing important resources that can help you along your journey to healing and living.

2022 Tourette Awareness Month Activities

May 15 – June 15, 2022 Join the Tourette Association, the Alachua County and Clay County TS Groups, and the UF Health Fixel Institute for Neurological Disorders in supporting the…

20th Annual Parkinson’s Symposium

In-person and Virtual- May 21, 2022 20th Annual Parkinson's Symposium Join us this year for our 20th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium in for Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Providers. This year,…

Caregiver Digest June 2020

Contributed by Arlene D’Alli, MSW, LCSW and Kathy Mason It’s been said that PD is a “snowflake disease” as no two patients present the same. However, there are many similarities in the caregiver’s journey of how to most successfully deal with it. Caregivers of PD patients are resilient. They…

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…

Insights from a PD Caregiver

Caregivers Count Written by Kathleen Mason Between 1990-2015, those diagnosed with PD grew from 2.6 million to 6.3 million worldwide.  Currently, in the U.S., 34 million care for an adult over 50, more than half with a neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s.  You are not alone! Behind each of…

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…

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…