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Parkinson's Disease

Countering aphasia with targeted speech-language rehab

Wendy Williams and Bruce Willis have both been diagnosed with aphasia, a brain condition that robs patients of speech and communication skills. Nneka Ifejika, M.D., M.P.H., a stroke expert, discusses treatment options to slow the progression of aphasia.

Caring for someone with dementia: Tips for reducing the stress

Communication challenges are a major contributor to dementia caregiver burden. Explore strategies to improve communication and manage difficult behavior.

Parkinson’s disease patients living better, longer with advances in care

A new documentary, “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie,” is shining a fresh spotlight on how people can live well with Parkinson’s disease. Vibhash Sharma, M.D., discusses the progress that's being made in earlier diagnosis, treating symptoms, slowing progression, and exploring its root causes.

Brain mapping unlocks treatments for movement, mental health disorders

Disruptions in the brain’s communication network can cause severe depression, tremors, and seizures. See how brain mapping helps control symptoms and improve quality of life.

Neurodegenerative conditions: When AMD, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s affect the eyes

Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can cause vision symptoms that often go unrecognized. Researchers at UT Southwestern are committed to discovering and refining preventive and therapeutic options for these patients. Learn more.

'It's like they flipped a switch': How HIFU relieved man's tremor after 50 years

UT Southwestern is the first center in Texas to offer High Intensity Focused Ultrasound to treat essential tremors and other neurological conditions. Patient Jimmy Hiner said the new technology helped relieve his tremor, which had been with him for about 50 years.