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Survey: How is Covid-19 Affecting the Dystonia Community?

The DMRF is inviting feedback about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting individuals and families affected by dystonia. The information collected will help DMRF in the development and planning of future activities. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Click here to access the survey. The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit […]

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Musicians With Dystonia Renamed to Honor Leon Fleisher

The Musicians With Dystonia program of the DMRF has been renamed The Leon Fleisher Foundation for Musicians with Dystonia, in memory of the influential and beloved pianist and prominent public champion for dystonia. Mr. Fleisher sadly passed away earlier this year. The Leon Fleisher Foundation for Musicians with Dystonia was created in 2000 by French […]

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Gone Viral: Stories from the Dystonia Community in a Pandemic

This article was originally published in the Dystonia Dialogue. The Covid-19 outbreak has had a disproportionate impact on individuals with disabilities and chronic medical conditions, including those with dystonia. There has been widespread disruption of local public services, delays in treatment appointments, and changes to everyday routines. The DMRF checked in with several members of […]

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Virtual Dystonia Zoo Day is September 12, 2020

CLICK HERE ON SEPTEMBER 12 FOR LIVE STREAM BEGINNING AT 11AM CT. The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) has transitioned its popular local zoo walks into Virtual Dystonia Zoo Day on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The dystonia community is uniting online for a national day of action to boost dystonia awareness and raise funds for […]

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Dystonia Community Mourns Legendary Pianist Leon Fleisher

The DMRF family sends our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of pianist extraordinaire Leon Fleisher who passed away on August 2 at the age of 92. Mr. Fleisher inspired countless audiences with his spectacular talent. He served as mentor for many musically gifted young artists and helped them tremendously with their careers. Mr. […]

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DMRF Research Grants Fund Diverse Investigations into Dystonia Origins

Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by excessive muscle contractions that cause abnormal movements and postures. Dystonia is not caused by pathology in a specific brain structure, but by dysfunctional circuits of communication between multiple brain areas responsible for coordinating and controlling body movement. Despite substantial progress made in understanding various aspects of dystonia, there […]

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Register Today for Virtual Dystonia Zoo Day

Registration is open! The first-ever Virtual Dystonia Zoo Day to benefit the DMRF is Saturday, September 12, 2020. The dystonia community is uniting for an exciting national day of action to boost dystonia awareness and raise funds for medical research toward a cure. Registration is free and there are numerous ways to support the event. […]