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Parkinson’s Disease

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…

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”…

Non-invasive, automated MRI for Parkinson’s diagnosis

A research team led by UF’s David Vaillancourt, Ph.D., used a non-invasive MRI method with 1,002 patients to develop an automated system to accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease and related but different neurodegenerative disorders.

2019 Parkinson Disease Educational Symposium – May 18, 2019

The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases presents our Annual Parkinson Disease Educational Symposium on May 18th, 2019. We hope you will join us for a series of talks on a variety of topics of interest to Parkinson disease patients and caregivers. It will be at North Central…

Review of motor cortex effects of Parkinson disease published

Dr. David Vaillancourt from the University of Florida and Dr. Roxana Burciu from University of Delaware published a review of what different brain imaging techniques have been showing when looking at the primary motor cortex in Parkinson disease patients. The effects of Parkinson disease on the substantia nigra and related…

New Parkinson disease podcast from the Parkinson Foundation launches

What are the early signs of Parkinson’s? What are motor fluctuations? A new podcast from the Parkinson’s Foundation (the new name for the National Parkinson’s Foundation) aims to answer these questions and more. The podcast is called “Substantial Matters” and Dr. Michael Okun and…

Short & Long Term effects of DBS discussed at World Parkinson Congress

Dr. Michael Okun presented “DBS Outcomes: What can you expect in the short term and the long term?” at the 2016 World Parkinson Congress. To watch: Click here to register Choose September 21st Click Dr. Okun’s talk in the list There are lots of other great talks on that…

Our 6 Top Blog Posts of 2016

At the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, the patient is the sun and our clinical team revolves around the patient. A major goal for our website has always been to provide useful information to patients with movement disorders, even if those patients aren’t our own. In 2016,…

6 Tips to Make Your Tremor Less Noticeable

For many patients with tremor due to Parkinson’s disease (PD) or essential tremor (ET), activities of daily living and social gatherings can be stressful and difficult.