Patient Resources

Cleveland Clinic's Center for Neurological Restoration provides a variety of educational materials for patients to learn more about services, disease information and more. Here you will find videos, podcasts, downloadable pdf's as well as current happenings involving the Neurological Restoration Center.

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Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep Brain Stimulation
for Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's, Movement Disorders & DBS

Non-Motor Aspects of Parkinson's Disease

Web Chat with Dr. Kristin Appleby
Monday, April 23, 2012

Parkinson’s disease and/or its treatment can cause non-motor symptoms including mental disturbances, such as hallucinations, delusions and paranoia. For most patients, these mental disturbances can be controlled by changing their Parkinson’s treatment from one medicine to another, or treating patients with anti-psychotic medicines.

Kristin Appleby, MD, is a staff neurologist in the Center for Neurological Restoration at Cleveland Clinic’s Medina Hospital and Main Campus. She is board certified in neurology. Dr. Appleby completed her fellowship in movement disorders and residency in neurology at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC. She completed her internship in medicine at Washington Hospital, in Washington, DC, after receiving her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, in Washington, DC. Dr. Appleby has many specialty interests including Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, essential tremor and movement disorders.

View the complete Non-Motor Aspects of Parkinson's Disease web chat transcript below.

Medication Side Effects and Complications for Parkinson's Patients

Web Chat with Dr. Joseph Rudolph
Monday, April 23, 2012

Parkinson's disease is a chronic progressive neurological disease that affects nerve cells (neurons) in an area of the brain near the neck, known as the substantia nigra. These cells normally produce dopamine, a chemical (neurotransmitter) that transmits signals between areas in the brain. These signals, when working normally, coordinate smooth and balanced muscle movement.

Dr. Rudolph and the Center for Neurological Restoration at Cleveland Clinic offer expertise in the latest treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders to help people improve function and quality of life. There have been rapid and remarkable changes over the past decade in treating Parkinson’s disease. The development of new medicines and an understanding of how best to use them and has significantly improved the quality of life for people with the disease.

View the complete Medication Side Effects and Complications for Parkinson's Patients web chat transcript below.

Parkinson's Disease Management & Treatment Options

Web Chat with Dr. Michal Gostkowski, DO
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Approximately 1 million Americans have Parkinson's disease. More than 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year. Men after the age of 60 are more likely to develop the disease than women. The average age at the onset of symptoms is 60. However, 10 percent of patients are diagnosed before age 40. There is increasing evidence that Parkinson's disease may be inherited.

Dr. Michal Gostkowski and the physicians in the Center for Neurological Restoration at Cleveland Clinic offer expertise in the latest treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders to help people improve function and quality of life. Common treatment options include medication, therapy, and surgical management.

View the complete Parkinson's Disease Management & Treatment Options web chat transcript below.

Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Web Chat with Dr. Hubert Fernandez, MD
Friday, October 29, 2010

Many movement disorders are inherited, while the causes of others may be attributed to injuries, autoimmune diseases, infections and certain medications, or simply unknown. The most common types of movement disorders include: restless legs syndrome, Tourette’s syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, essential tremor, tics and dyskinesias. Incidence rates and demographics vary for different types of movement disorders.

Dr. Fernandez and the Center for Neurological Restoration at Cleveland Clinic physicians offer expertise and the total “team approach” in delivering the latest treatments for movement disorders to help people improve function and quality of life. Common treatment options include medications, therapy and surgical management.

View the complete Parkinson's Disease & Other Movement Disorders web chat transcript below.

Managing Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Web Chat with Dr. Andre Machado, MD, PhD and Dr. Anwar Ahmed, MD
Monday, September 14, 2009

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder that affects a small area of nerve cells deep within the brain. Approximately 1.5 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, including one out of every 100 people over the age of 60.

Andre Machado, MD, PhD, is the director of the Center for Neurological Restoration and associate staff in the department of neurosciences, the department of biomedical engineering and department of neurological surgery, all located on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. He earned a doctorate in medicine and a PhD in experimental neurology from the University of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He then completed a neurology internship and residency at the same institution. Dr. Machado also completed a fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and was co-investigator of a NIH study to assess the safety of using MRIs for deep brain stimulation.

Anwar Ahmed, MD is a neurologist and a staff member of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Neurological Restoration. He specializes in movement disorders, tremor analysis, Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, dystonia and botulinum toxin injection for dystonia, and deep brain stimulation for movement disorders.

View the complete Managing Parkinson's Disease & Other Movement Disorders web chat transcript below.

Please refer to the list below to find organizations that be helpful to you or a loved one.

General Resources

APDA National Young Onset Center
877.223.3801

American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. (APDA)
800.223.2732

Medical Management

RxList

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
General information line: 888.INFO.FDA; .888.463.6332 | Drug information line: 301.796.3400

Surgical Intervention

Cleveland Clinic Center for Neurological Restoration
866.588.2264

Activa® DBS
Medtronic, Inc. | 877.438.3574

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
800.352.9424

Genetics

Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute
800.223.2273

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
301.496.4000

Genetics Home Reference
888.FIND.NLM; 888.346.3656

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
301.402.0911

Sleep

Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center
866.588.2264

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
708.492.0930

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep
800.352.9424

National Sleep Foundation
202.347.3471

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
877.INFO.RLS; 877.463.6757; 507.287.6465

Depression

Cleveland Clinic Center for Behavioral Health
866.588.2264

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
866.615.6464

Memory

Medline Plus
866.615.6464

Movement Disorders Specialist:

Physical Therapist:

Clinical Trials

Cleveland Clinic Clinical Trials

ClinicalTrials.gov

Parkinson Pipeline Project

PD Internet Community

BrainTalk Communities

PD Plan for Life

P-I-E-N-O Parkinson (Parkinson Information Exchange Network Online)

We Move (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)

Relationships/Caregiving

Family Caregiver Alliance
800.445.8106

Well Spouse Association

Parenting

Center for Effective Parenting
501.364.4605

Employment

AbilityHub
802.775.1993

Ability Links
630.909.7440

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
800.526.7234

Patient Advocate Foundation
800.532.5274

Volunteer Match
415.241.6868

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