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19th Annual Parkinson’s Symposium

Virtual- April 10, 2021 19th Annual Parkinson's Symposium Join us this year for our 19th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium in for Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Providers. This year, the program…

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…

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…

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…