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Parkinson’s Disease

Depression a major factor in Parkinson patients’ care

Depression is not detected early enough or treated aggressively enough according to data and recommendations from the National Parkinson Foundation’s Quality Improvement Initiative “Report to the Community”. USA Today interviewed Dr. Michael Okun, Medical Director for NPF and also the Co-Director of the UF…

Dr. Malaty talks Agent Orange and Parkinson Disease on NPR

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs recently published an update on their research into links between Agent Orange and Parkinson Disease. Dr. Irene Malaty, director of UF’s National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, discussed this update with NPR. The…

Tips and Strategies for Manipulating Buttons and Zippers

Explore adaptive device Button Hooks with zipper pulls Attach rings to the ends of the zipper to increase size of zipper Use velcro on the inside of your clothing instead of buttons Try adaptive strategies Leave shirt buttoned to pull on and off Wear clothing with elastic waist bands versus…

A Shift Back Toward GPi Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

Time to Consider GPi DBS for Parkinson’s Disease: A Shift in the Practice of Patient Selection for DBS Michael S. Okun, M.D. Read Dr. Okun’s What’s Hot in Parkinson’s disease blog each month at www.parkinson.org A huge question facing Parkinson’s disease patients and clinicians has been, what is the best…

Dr. Okun interviewed on Your Health Matters podcast

Dr. Michael Okun, Co-Director of the UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration and the Medical Director for the National Parkinson Foundation, talked with Dr. Craig Wax on the Your Health Matters podcast about Parkinson disease, the NPF “Aware in Care” initiative and much more. Listen here: Your Health…

Hand tremor and computer use

Are your tremors making it difficult to control the computer mouse?  Hand, arm or trunk tremors can interfere with fine motor precision.  It can become difficult to position the pointer on the icon in which you are trying to click.  Most computers will allow you to slow the speed of the mouse, therefore…