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What is LSVT and How Does it Help Parkinson’s Disease?

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

While you’ve likely heard of Parkinson’s disease (PD), many people don’t know exactly what the condition is or how it manifests itself. The condition can occur when there is a loss of brain cells that produce a chemical called dopamine. It usually presents in people over the age of 60, but it can present earlier read the full article.

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Photos: Burke Award 2015

Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

On Tuesday, June 16, Burke held its Centennial Burke Award dinner at The Pierre in New York City. The dinner is Burke’s signature event and our largest fundraiser of the year, drawing hundreds of community and business leaders from the greater New York City area and beyond. The Burke Award is the highest honor bestowed read the full article.

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Tips for Communicating with a Loved One with Aphasia

Posted on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Aphasia, as we’ve talked about, can change the way in which a person communicates and makes their needs known. It can be frustrating and life changing: Imagine waking up one day and being unable to find the words to express even the most basic thoughts or ideas, or having a hard time understanding what people read the full article.

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The Neuropsychologist’s Role in the Treatment of Brain Injuries

Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

What is a brain injury? When someone suffers a brain injury, their world instantly turns upside down and they are forced to deal with a constellation of unfamiliar and often upsetting issues that they never had to previously confront. Public awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is slowly increasing, primarily as a result of greater read the full article.

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PLEASE NOTE: Burke's Rehab Insights blog is intended to provide general information about rehabilitation and other health care topics. It should not take the place of medical care. Burke staff cannot comment on individual medical cases or give medical advice. Thank you.