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Updated Gainesville Support Group Information

Published: Apr 14th, 2016

Support Groups! We’ve updated the flyers for these local support groups. Young Onset Parkinson’s Parkinson’s Patients and their Caregivers Essential Tremor Fronto-Temporal Dementia Download the Gainesville Support Group Flyers

NINDS T32 Predoc Program

NINDS T32 Predoc Program

Published: May 5th, 2014

UF Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration T32-NS082128 Funded by NINDS This predoctoral T32 training program, co-directed by Drs. Dawn Bowers and David Vaillancourt, supports 4 Pre-Docs each year. […]

Join us for the 2014 UF Health Parkinson Disease Symposium on April 5th

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

Our 12th Annual Parkinson’s Symposium for Patients, Caregivers, & Health Professionals will be Saturday, April 5th at the Alachua County Senior Center. Address: 5701 N.W. 34th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32653 Map […]

Tablet/iPad Apps for People with Parkinson’s Disease

Published: Feb 13th, 2014

Using your tablet or other mobile device can be a great resource for compensatory strategies and training at home.  There are thousands of applications (apps) that you can find by […]

UF Graduate Student Finds Pupils Normal, But Eye Movements Impaired in Parkinson

Published: Oct 10th, 2012

University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration graduate student Jenna Dietz studied the pupils, and also eye movements in Parkinson’s disease patients.  Jenna, a member of the Bower’s […]

A Promising Therapeutic Approach for Parkinson’s Disease?

Published: Aug 8th, 2012

This article is  a recent review on a potential new research approach for developing a new therapy for Parkinson’s disease.  The abstract from pubmed is provided below: Neurotox Res. 2012 Aug […]

Tips and Strategies for Manipulating Buttons and Zippers

Tips and Strategies for Manipulating Buttons and Zippers

Published: Aug 8th, 2012

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 […]

Parkinson’s Disease Dementia tips for caregivers

Published: Jul 17th, 2012

Tips and suggestions for encouraging success for persons with Parkinson’s Disease Dementia  (PDD). Prevent overstimulation Keep the environment simple and quiet Ensure that background noises are kept at a minimal […]

UF Researcher’s Harvest Stem-like Cells from Post-mortem Parkinson’s Disease Brains & DBS Leads

Published: Jun 10th, 2012

This was an interesting study by Dr. Wang in Dennis Steindler’s laboratory at the UF McKnight Brain Institute. This group was able to harvest stem-like cells from post-mortem brains (after-death […]

Energy Conservation for Parkinson’s patients

Published: Jun 4th, 2012

Why is it that a decline in energy is common with the diagnosis of Parkinson’s?                 There are a variety of factors that can lead to an increase in fatigue […]