Archive | June, 2013

Special Announcement

June 24, 2013

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The VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center is expanding! In early August, the Center will move into a larger space which will combine the clinical care, clinical research, and center administrative functions in one physical location. This move will promote collaboration and increase efficiency in our operations, resulting in improved services for the movement disorders […]

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Young Onset Parkinson’s Resources

June 13, 2013

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Those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) before the age of 40 are considered young onset in terms of a medical perspective.  These individuals diagnosed earlier in life often face challenges with employment, parenting, caring for aging parents, maintaining relationships and managing financial and legal issues.ª Here are a few helpful resources for young onset PD: […]

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Parkinson’s study investigating digestion & levodopa response now enrolling

June 6, 2013

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Leslie J. Cloud, M.D. is seeking volunteers for her research study evaluating whether a new drug will improve digestion and response to levodopa for those with Parkinson’s Disease. Individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often have slowed stomach emptying, which negatively impacts absorption of levodopa (the mainstay of medical therapy for PD). Currently, there are no […]

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center abstracts accepted for presentation at World Parkinson Congress 2013

June 5, 2013

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center abstracts accepted for presentation at World Parkinson Congress 2013 Sarah Lageman, PhD and Andrea Perseghin, MEd of the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center (PMDC) will present their work at the World Parkinson Congress 2013. Dr. Lageman will present three abstracts highlighting her research projects: “Initial Results of a […]

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