Archive | July, 2012

The Michael J. Fox Foundation awards grant to Center researcher

July 24, 2012

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded funds to Sarah K. Lageman, PhD, ABPP-CN, a clinician-investigator with the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center and Assistant Professor of Neurology. This grant will support Dr. Lageman’s research of the benefits of memory and problem solving training compared to supportive therapy in people with […]

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Deep brain stimulation services now available

July 23, 2012

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) consultation, pre-operative and post-operative care services, including programming, are now available at the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders clinical center.  Dr. Kathryn Holloway and her team have extensive experience with DBS. Deep brain stimulation is a surgical intervention used to treat movement disorders such as dystonia, essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease […]

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Clinical research study now enrolling

July 2, 2012

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Open to all movement disorder diagnoses Dr. Sarah Lageman is leading this study testing whether writing is helpful for patients and caregivers dealing with a movement disorder. This type of writing has led to positive changes for other chronically ill patients, including reduced depression and anxiety, fewer physical symptoms, decreased stress response, better immune functioning, […]

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