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Parkinson’s Disease

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…

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…

The Mediterranean Diet and Parkinson’s Disease

Written by: Elena Smith, UF Dietetic Intern, Carley Rusch, MS, RDN, LDN & Matthew Beke, MS, RDN, LDN If you or someone you know has Parkinson’s disease (PD), you may have wondered what the best diet is for a person with PD. The 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines for…

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…

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.