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Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

We have expertise managing Parkinson’s disease symptoms.

What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that reduces the level of dopamine in the brain. 

Dopamine is a chemical that regulates movement and emotions. As dopamine levels drop, people with Parkinson’s disease may develop tremors, slow movements, rigid limbs, gait and balance problems, and limited facial expressions. The disorder can also lead to a variety of non-movement symptoms, such as anxiety, fatigue, hallucinations, vision changes, dizziness and other issues. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, although medications, surgery, and physical and occupational therapy can often help to slow or manage the disease.

Parkinson's Disease Symposium

Join us for the Parkinson's Disease Symposium on April 5, 2024. This in-depth lecture will provide current information on Parkinson's Disease care and helpful tips on supporting patients with resources in our region and from ChristianaCare.

University of Delaware – Clayton Hall
100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716
Click here for agenda.

Registration is required by March 29, 2024 by 12 PM.

Expertise Managing Parkinson's Disease

Neurologists at ChristianaCare have expertise managing Parkinson’s disease symptoms and slowing the disease’s progress and the toll it takes on their patients’ lives. A neurologist works with each patient to create a personalized treatment plan; they may also recommend other resources and programs, such as LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Disease, a program that uses repetitive, exaggerated (BIG) movements that increase dopamine production in the brain.

Parkinson's Disease Education & Support Group

There is no cure for Parkinson's Disease, although medications and surgery as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapy can often help to slow or manage the disease. We are here to help you during this tough process.

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ChristianaCare Neurology Specialists at Newark

HealthCare Center at Christiana
200 Hygeia Drive, Suite 1420,
Newark, DE 19713