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Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Okun talks on Orange TV’s Vital Living Forum about Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Michael Okun, co-director of our Center and Medical Director of the National Parkinson Foundation, discussed Parkinson’s Disease on the Vital Living Forum program on Orange TV which airs in Orange County, Florida. He discussed with host Katie Dagenais several aspects of the book “Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a…

Doctors McFarland and Price receive UF awards

Dr. Catherine Price, faculty in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the Department of Anesthesiology in the College of Medicine, is researching Parkinson’s disease & cognition, in particular the issues with white & gray matter abnormalities that may be involved. Dr. Price was awarded a University of…

University of Florida Parkinson’s Disease Symposium 2014 – Video of Talks

We have prepared videos of the talks from our 11th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium in 2013. Just click the links below to watch! Overcoming Adversity – Guest speaker Congressman Ted Yoho Living with Parkinson’s – Guest Speaker Dr. Kenneth Brummel-Smith, PhD from the Florida State University College of Medicine…

Apathy and Parkinson’s Disease

One of the biggest non-motor complaints for Parkinson’s patients is a decline in motivation to participate in daily activities.  If it is taking every effort to get off your couch or out of your bed to engage in desired activities, you may be experiencing a very common symptom of Parkinson’s…

UF DBS Nurse participates in Parkinson’s treatment roundtable

Pam Zeilman ARNP, our Deep Brain Stimulation programming nurse, participated in a roundtable for Parkinson Disease Counseling Points. The clinicians discuss how to best help patients with mobility, cognitive, and neuropsychiatric issues. Read it here, especially if you treat Parkinson patients. Click the curled corner in…

Spanish Language Parkinson Symposium coming to Orlando October 25th

University of Florida Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration along with the National Parkinson Foundation present a symposium in Spanish in Orlando. Auspiciado por la Fundación Nacional de Parkinson (NPF) Enfermedad de Parkinson: Presente y Futuro Charla para la Comunidad Unete a la charla informativa sobre la Enfermedad…

Physical Therapy Tips to manage retropulsion

Retropulsion in Parkinson’s disease is the force that contributes to loss of balance in a backwards or posterior direction. Retropulsion occurs due to a worsening of postural stability and an associated loss of postural reflexes. You may be familiar with the “pull test” that your neurologist performs to check your…

Helpful Tips for Parkinson’s Disease Hallucinations

A great article for patients on psychosis and hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease published on Psych Central: Also Parkinson’s Treatment Tips for Psychosis from the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Blog  …