Duke Movement Disorders Newsletter
The Duke Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Newsletter provides free news, interviews, and resources for individuals with movement disorders and their care partners. Sign up to receive the newsletter here.
In our first issue of 2020 we discuss telehealth options available for patients, exercise and healthy coping stratgies to stay active, well, and focused during the COVID-19 pandemic, offer resources for carepartners and discuss the COVID diaries project among other topics. Read that issue here.
In our third issue we a gave an unpdate on the interdisciplinary Parkinson's Disease benchmark clinic. Elizabeth Nixon explains why she became a physical therapist and how she can help people with movement disorders in an interview. Sneha Mantri, MD, MS, provided an update on mindfulness-based stress reduction for Parkinson's disease. And we unveiled a new series of clinical trial interest surveys and looked ahead to 2020.
In our second issue we asked you to provide us with a "listening tour" about how we could improve our Movement Disorders Clinic and ability to provide patient care. Allison Allen, MSW, provided an update for National Parkinson's Awareness Month. Noreen Bukhari-Parlakturk, MD, PhD discussed investigating TMS as a possible therapy for dystonia, and Sneha Mantri, MD, MS, discussed her dual interests in movement disorders and narrative writing. Finally our Lifestyle Matters column discussed how exercise can help people with Parkinson's disease.
Stories from our first issue include a welcome from our new Division Chief, Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD, a "Faculty Spotlight" interview with Kyle Mitchell, MD, an update from Laurie Sanders, PhD on finding biomarkers for Parkinson's disease, a "Lifestyle Matters" column on exercise and movement disorders from Cyndi Dunn Beam, PA-C, and more.