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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 Baptist Church 8001 Northwest 23rd Avenue Gainesville,…

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 brain areas are typically discussed…

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 Dr. Irene Malaty were guests on episodes recently. Dr. Okun is…

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 page!

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, we continued that tradition with…

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.

WebMD article with advice for worsening Parkinson disease

WebMD and the Davis Phinney Foundation collaborated with our co-director Dr. Michael Okun on a new article that is more of a mini-course called “My Parkinson Disease Is Getting Worse! What’s Next?” In this course you will learn: The symptoms of advancing Parkinson disease Why symptoms may unexpectedly go “on” and “off” When you need…

Maintaining Your Medication Schedule During Hospital Stays with Parkinson’s Disease

  Written by Nicole Tester, OTS, Ph.D One-third of all patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) visit the emergency department or hospital each year. During these visits, three out of four people with PD do not receive their medications on time or completely miss doses of medication.  This can occur for a variety of reasons.  For…