Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Welcome to the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, located in Boston, MA in the Harvard Longwood Medical Area. Our clinical care center is devoted to providing excellence in diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, research and clinical trials and educational resources for our patients, their families and caregivers.
In recognition of our multi-faceted work to develop novel treatments for Parkinson's disease, provide individualized care and educate the public, our clinic has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF).
Our free Saturday morning speaker series is open to all of our patients and their care partners interested in learning more about Parkinson's disease.
Our center hosted the 16th Annual Edward I. Rudman Parkinson's Disease Patient and Caregiver Symposium for our patients, their families, and caregivers on Saturday, October 20, 2012.
This year's event, entitled Hot Topics in Parkinson's Disease, featured a knowlegeable panel of speakers, discussing the latest breakthroughs in Parkinson's disease treatment and research.
Research suggests that many patients with movement disorders benefit greatly from practicing what is so difficult for them - movement. We have piloted a number of modified fitness programs, including Tai Chi, Zumba Dance, Golf and Drumming programs, to help keep our patients active and leading a healthy life style.
Our center is always working to find new treatments and therapies for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. We invite our patients to learn about and take part in our various research studies.
The newly opened Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Resource Center offers patients and their families educational books, brochures, and DVDs, information regarding our Wellness Programs, and referrals to local and internet resources.