Michael J Fox Foundation: “What Is Parkinson’s? Infographic”

Michael J Fox Foundation: “What Is Parkinson’s? Infographic”

Help us raise awareness about the need for a cure.

Parkinson’s Women: “Not My Mother’s PD”

Parkinson’s Women: “Not My Mother’s PD”

In this March 22nd blog post on Parkinson's Women, Darcy Blake compares her mother's PD symptoms and treatment with her PD symptoms and treatment.

MedPage Today: “In major study, mortality among patients with PD was “only moderately increased compared with the general population”

MedPage Today: “In major study, mortality among patients with PD was “only moderately increased compared with the general population”

Excerpt:  "This is a very well done epidemiological study," David Standaert, MD, PhD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told MedPage Today in an email. The finding that the risk of death from PD has not changed in 30 years in Minnesota's Olmsted County is "worth noting," said Standaert. "It suggests that while newer treatments may be improving the quality of life for PD patients, they are not making them live longer."

The Economist: “How personalised music can be used in health care”

The Economist: “How personalised music can be used in health care”

Using personalised music in therapy is cheap and can reap great rewards.

Washington Post: “In their last days together, a mother and son clung to what bonded them together”

Washington Post: “In their last days together, a mother and son clung to what bonded them together”

Story about mother with Parkinson's and her son.

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to discuss current/future surgical treatments for PD in Palo Alto, May 10

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to discuss current/future surgical treatments for PD in Palo Alto, May 10

Melanie Lising, MD, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be talking about “Surgical Treatments for PD-What You Need to Know about Current and Upcoming Approaches” at the Palo Alto Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Wednesday, May 10th, 2-3:30pm, at Avenidas.  This event is free and open to the public.  No need to RSVP.

May 2017 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

May 2017 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson’s Disease (PD) support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for May 2017.  Here’s what happening at a support group near you...

May 2017 Webinars About Parkinson’s

May 2017 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. ere are webinars that may be of interest to those with Parkinson’s in May 2017…

May 2017 Webinars about Caregiving

May 2017 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 days of the live webinar (in most cases). All webinars listed are free. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in May 2017...

Master Dance for PD Class with David Leventhal at Stanford, Friday, April 28th

Master Dance for PD Class with David Leventhal at Stanford, Friday, April 28th

Join David Leventhal, Director, Dance for PD, as he leads a master class of Dance for PD. The class will be held at the  Roble Dance Studio 113, 375 Santa Teresa St., Stanford, CA 94305, from 1:30-2:45pm on Friday, April 28th. Parking is available at the nearby Roble Field Garage , 320 Panama St., Stanford, CA 94305.