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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…

2020 Joint T32 & Movement Fellows Research Symposium

Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Training Program 2020 Joint T32 Predoc Trainees & Movement Fellows Research Symposium University of Florida Friday, October 30th, 9:00 AM Our T32 trainees and Movement Disorders neurology fellows will present the research they’ve been working on.   Download the Joint T32 and Dellows Research…

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…