Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

Dr. Samuel Frank was featured on 7News segment: “Living Healthy: Parkinson’s Smell”

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Dr. Samuel Frank of Boston University Medical Center was featured on 7News yesterday morning to talk about the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) study currently taking place at BUMC. Visit the following link to see the video online. Living Healthy: Parkinson’s Smell

To learn more about the PPMI study, click here.

Study on Mobile Health Technology to Promote Physical Activity in Persons with Parkinson Disease starting at the BU Center for Neurorehabilitation

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

You are invited to join a research study in which you would participate in an exercise program that you can do in the convenience of your home.

Eligible participants would be randomly assigned to one of 2 groups. Both groups will be prescribed strengthening and stretching exercises and a walking program by a licensed physical therapist to carry out for 6 months. Both groups will also wear a pedometer to track their daily steps. One group will receive exercise handouts with pictures and instructions and the other group will receive an iPad mini with video demonstrations of the exercises.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
  • Are able to walk without assistance for at least 6 continuous minutes
  • Are able to come to the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University on 3-4 different occasions for assessments over a 6 month period

If you are interested in participating in this study or learning more about it, please contact us at 617‐358‐6157 or buwalkstudy@gmail.com.

Click here to see the study flyer.

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