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Tourette Syndrome Support Groups

Written by Valentina Osorio, OTS The onset of a chronic disease or diagnosis may come with added stressors and feelings of uncertainty and alienation. Support groups may serve as a bridge between medical treatment and the need for emotional support1. Support groups are a great way to meet and…

Join us for the Huntington’s Disease 2021 Patient-Caregiver Symposium on February 25

The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health is excited to announce our first Huntington’s Disease Patient-Caregiver Symposium. It will be virtual on February 25 from 1 – 5 PM. To register, email: Latrice.williams@neurology.ufl.edu “Ask the Experts” questions can be emailed in advance to latrice.williams@neurology.ufl.edu. We…

Romance and Intimacy in Parkinson’s Disease

February is known as the month of love.  With the popular holiday, Valentine’s day, this month often encourages people to express their love for their loved ones and reminds romantic partners to re-focus on their relationships. However, research shows that a diagnosis of a neurodegenerative condition, such as Parkinson’s disease…

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…

Managing Freezing of Gait

Written by : Ali Kraus, PT, DPT, NCS and Kim Patton, PT, DPT, modified from original post of Meredith Defranco, PT, DPT What is Freezing of Gait Freezing occurs when…

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…

Caregiver Digest July-August 2020

Contributed by Kathy Mason Coffee Break: The emotional Roller coaster of Caregiving According to AARP, six in 10 caregivers provide care for adults with a long term physical condition such…