Archive | May, 2013

Movement disorder community perspectives guide creation of pilot program

May 31, 2013

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center researchers are developing a pilot program based on movement disorders community perspectives. Therese Verkerke Cash, a psychology doctoral student mentored by Dr. Sarah Lageman is developing a coping skills program that is expected to be available in early fall 2013.  This program is being developed based on the results […]

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Living well with Parkinson’s survey

May 20, 2013

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center researchers investigating living well with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Sarah Lageman and Andrea Garroway, M.S., a VCU doctoral psychology student, are conducting a survey investigating how people are able to live well with Parkinson’s disease.  The goal of this study is to gain a better understanding of how people’s resilience […]

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Announcing Parkinson’s Disease Community Education Day 2013

May 15, 2013

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center a co-sponsor for the 2013 Parkinson’s Disease Community Education Day on Saturday, October 12, 2013 Save the date for this annual conference for individuals and families affected by Parkinson’s Disease.  This year’s conference registration will open on August 1, 2013 – sign up for our mailing list to receive […]

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Research studying gastrointestinal problems in Parkinson’s Disease now enrolling

May 14, 2013

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Dr. Leslie Cloud, neurologist and researcher with the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center is conducting a study to learn about gastrointestinal problems in Parkinson’s. Gastrointestinal problems are frequently reported by people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), but these problems have not been well studied and there are not many effective treatments.  The purpose of this […]

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Active clinical research projects at VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center

May 14, 2013

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Researchers at VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center seek volunteers for clinical research studies Clinical research is integral to advance our understanding of Parkinson’s and movement disorders.  Researchers at VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center rely on volunteers to partner in the quest to learn more about these diseases. By volunteering to participate in clinical […]

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center participating in a dystonia research study

May 13, 2013

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center neurologists participating in  research to learn more about dystonia Dystonia is a disorder involving excessive involuntary contraction of muscles with repetitive and patterned movements.  Researchers want to learn more about the causes of dystonia and how the symptoms of the disorder may progress over time.  To be eligible to […]

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VCU Hosted successful Huntington Disease Community Education Day

May 6, 2013

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VCU Hosted successful Huntington Disease Community Education Day workshop featuring Huntington Disease experts and resources The Virginia Commonwealth University Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center hosted the Huntington Disease Community Education Day on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Sixty participants, made up of caregivers, people with HD, at-risk individuals, health professionals and students in the VCU OT […]

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