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PDRS: Alison Monette

Nurse's Tip

Occupational Therapists can help people with Parkinson's who are struggling with fine motor tasks like handwriting, buttoning clothes and holding eating utensils. They can also make home safety visits. Discuss with your neurologist if Occupational Therapy would be beneficial in helping you to gain more independence in your activities of daily living.


Alison Monette, RN, BSN, MS
Deep Brain Stimulator Program Coordinator
Neurosciences Institute, Central DuPage Hospital

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PDRS Medical Director: Michael Rezak

PDRS Medical Director: Michael Rezak, M.D. Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Rezak, a neurologist and Movement Disorders specialist, also serves as the Medical Director of the PDRS and the APDA Midwest Information and Referral Center and National Young Onset Center. He practices exclusively at the Neurosciences Institute of Central DuPage Hospital where he heads the Movement Disorders Center and the Movement Disorders Functional Neurosurgery Program.

 
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The long awaited release of the concentrated carbidopa/levodopa formulation delivered directly into the small bowel came on 1/12/15. This treatment will benefit many advanced PD patients who cannot undergo DBS surgery. Abbvie pharmaceuti...
The long delayed release of the long acting carbidopa/levodopa formulation came on 1/9/15.\r\nImpax pharmaceuticals has been quoted as expecting the drug to be in pharmacies by late February. Please see accompanying article below which was...
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Doctors at some institutions along with device companies and hospitals are promoting performing DBS implantation with the patient completely asleep. Limited studies have been done with select patients to prove that this is possible. No s...
The FDA has approved droxidopa for the treatment of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH) in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients as well as in those with other illnesses through its new accelerated approval process. It is approved as ...
 PARKINSON\'S DISEASE 101 • Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease\r\n Ongoing Event  •  Free to the Public  •  No Reservations Needed\r\nEverything you wanted to ask about Parkinson’s Disease. This educational session is des...
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In an important article published by Doherty et al. in JAMA Neurology (vol.70,No. 5, May, 2013), 5 unrelated cases of young onset parkinsonism with the parkin gene mutation were studied in detail, and compared to 5 PD patients and 4 norm...
 

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