Stanford Neurosurgeon to talk about Treatments for Advanced PD and Tremor in Clovis/Fresno, February 9

Stanford Neurosurgeon to talk about Treatments for Advanced PD and Tremor in Clovis/Fresno, February 9

Casey H. Halpern, MD, Neurosurgeon, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, will be discussing “Advanced Treatments for Advanced PD and Tremor-What to do when the Medications Start Failing,” at the Clovis/Greater Fresno Parkinson’s Support group meeting on Saturday, February 9, from 10:00am to Noon. The event is free and open to the public.  No RSVP is required.

Feb 2019 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Feb 2019 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's Disease (PD) support groups meetings have speakers or discussion programs planned in February 2019.  See the list below of what's happening near you...

February 2019 Webinars about Caregiving

February 2019 Webinars about Caregiving

Many caregivers cannot leave home due to caregiving responsibilities. You can participate in a web-based seminar — or webinar — from the privacy of your home. Join either live or view the archived version within a few day of the live webinar (in most cases). All webinars listed are free.  All times shown are Pacific Standard Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in February 2019…

February 2019 Webinars about Parkinson’s

February 2019 Webinars about Parkinson’s

You can participate in a web-based seminar — or webinar — from the privacy of your home.  Join either live or view the archived version within a few days of the live webinar (in most cases).  All webinars listed are free. All times listed are Pacific Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to those living with Parkinson’s in February 2019...

“Treating PSP, MSA, and CBD – What can be done?” Webinar Scheduled for February 27th

“Treating PSP, MSA, and CBD – What can be done?” Webinar Scheduled for February 27th

Stanford University and Brain Support Network will be co-hosting another webinar next month on treating progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, and corticobasal degeneration. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27th, 3-4pm. Please register in advance.

Consumer Reports: What You Must Know About Parkinson’s Disease

Consumer Reports: What You Must Know About Parkinson’s Disease

Exercise and eating right may reduce your risk—and help those with the condition, too It may start with nothing more than a tremor in one hand. But Parkinson’s disease, caused by the death of dopamine-­producing nerve cells in the brain that help control movement and norepinephrine-­producing nerve endings that control body functions, is progressive—leading to ever-worsening symptoms. Consumer Reports: What You Must Know About Parkinson's Disease

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Constipation and Parkinson’s in Menlo Park, February 13

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Constipation and Parkinson’s in Menlo Park, February 13

Veronica Santini, MD, MA, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be talking about constipation and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) at the Menlo Park PD support group meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 2 – 3:30pm, at Little House. The event is free and open to the public.  No RSVP is required.

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to Discuss Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation at Stanford YOPD Support Group, February 12, 6:30-8:00pm

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to Discuss Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation at Stanford YOPD Support Group, February 12, 6:30-8:00pm

Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, MSE, Director, Stanford Movement Disorders Center, will discuss the latest in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s Disease at the Tuesday, February 12, YOPD support group meeting at the Board Room, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford.  Her talk is titled “Sensing Brain Rhythms Enable Personalized Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation.”  The meeting starts at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to those diagnosed with PD by the age of 50 or younger and their family members. An RSVP 24 hours in advance is requested to the group leader.

NYT: The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes?

NYT: The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes?

Prince Philip, 97, was involved in a car accident outside London. For families everywhere, the incident raises all-too-familiar questions.

US News: Medication-Free Ways to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

US News: Medication-Free Ways to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

"PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S disease, the incurable neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement, have few options for medical treatment. Prescription medications can help manage symptoms, and an implantable device (a deep brain stimulator) can help control tremors – the hallmark of the condition. But many Parkinson’s patients don’t know about additional complementary or alternative treatments that can make a difference."  This recent US News article addresses those other ways to treat PD.