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Parkinson’s Disease

Physical Therapy Tips for Exercise

Exercise is a hot topic in Parkinson’s disease and additional neurodegenerative diseases because we continue to discover its “neuroprotective” benefit. What does “neuroprotective” even mean? How can all of the exercise research be translated into everyday life activities? What I like to explain to our patients is that exercise can…

Parkinson’s Disease and Muscle Rigidity

Muscle rigidity (also known as muscle stiffness) is one of the four cardinal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and is often one of the chief complaints of patients with PD. Muscle rigidity can have an effect on a patient’s ability to complete daily activities including getting dress, brushing their teeth, or…

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…