Dementia: What Now? Interventions for the Patient and Caregiver After the Diagnosis

Dr. Roger Albin, Co-Director University of Michigan Udall Center, spoke on Dementia Types and Trajectory at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System’s CME Program: Dementia: What Now?  Interventions for the Patient and Caregiver After the Diagnosis.  The program took place on September 27, 2018  at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This conference’s audience was physicians,[…]

SOCR Health Data Analytics Training Workshop

SOCR Health Data Analytics Training Workshop The School of Nursing Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) hosted a Data Analytics Training workshop on Friday, October 12, 2018. This workshop was for fellows, early career scholars and junior faculty with interests in novel strategies for big biomedical and health data analytics. Date: Fri Oct 12, 2018 Place/Time: 1-5 PM,[…]

Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) Seminar Series: “The Enigmatic Kime: Time Complexity in Data Science”

Ivo Dinov, PhD, Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center Data Core Co-leader & Biostatistics and Data Management Core Co-Lead for the Udall Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research, presented at the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) Seminar Series The Enigmatic Kime: Time Complexity in Data Science on Friday, September 21, 2018. Abstract: We provided a constructive definition[…]

Parkinson’s Disease Cognitive Impairments: A Precision Medicine Approach ; Kathleen Poston, MD, MS – September 13, 2018

 The Udall Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research and The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center  sponsored : Clinical Research Update Kathleen Poston, MD, MS Associate Professor, Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences Department of Neurosurgery Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center & Pacific Udall Center Stanford University Medical Center Thursday, September 13, 2018 Dr. Kathleen Poston is Associate Professor[…]

U-M Movement Disorders For the Non-Neurologist – September 14, 2018

The U- M Movement Disorders for the Non-Neurologist was held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Laurel Manor in Livonia, Michigan. The program from the event is available here. Designed for the busy clinician, this exciting full-day course covered the most common movement disorders seen in clinical practice, including tremor, dystonia, tics, chorea and parkinsonism,as[…]

4th Annual Udall Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research Symposium: September 12, 2018

The Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research hosted our 4th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Research Symposium this September. The event took place on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. We heard from Lynn Rochester, Ph.D. along with other leading researchers in the field. Presentation: Gait Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease:  Evolution, Mechanisms and Interventions Keynote Speaker: Lynn[…]

The Latest in Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease

Eating well can help you take control of your health. In fact, choosing to eat healthy foods can improve your Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. And some research suggests that sound nutritional choices could have disease-modifying effects, meaning that they could potentially slow PD progression. Changing your eating habits can be a challenge, but there are[…]

GABA-A, a New Avenue in PD Research

Nicolaas Bohnen, MD, PhD Director, University of Michigan, Functional Neuroimaging, Cognitive and Mobility Laboratory at Domino’s Farms in Ann Arbor: Our research group has a long-standing interest in studying symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) that may not respond well to dopaminergic medications, such as carbidopalevodopa (Sinemet). These features include difficulties with balance and walking like[…]

Treating, Managing and Living with Parkinson’s disease

Treating, Managing and Living with Parkinson’s disease The Michigan Parkinson Foundation’s 2018 Symposium This symposium offered workshops for health care professionals who treat people with Parkinson’s disease, and patients and their families who wanted to learn more about how to manage the day to day challenges of living with Parkinson’s.  The MPF videotaped the workshops.[…]

Deep Brain Stimulation

Dr. Kelvin Chou and Dr. Parag Patil explain Deep Brain Stimulation for those with essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. This method helps to alleviate tremors from patients whose medications are not effectively working on their own. Through a two part surgery, they are able to regulate the disordered signals in the brain and reduce symptoms[…]