Stanford News: Stanford scientists seek to speak the brain’s language to heal its disease

Stanford News: Stanford scientists seek to speak the brain’s language to heal its disease

Brain-machine interfaces now treat neurological disease and change the way people with paralysis interact with the world. Improving those devices depends on getting better at translating the language of the brain.

12 Ways Having Parkinson’s In Your Twenties And Thirties Changes Your Life

Excerpt:  “There are more of us than you'd think juggling the condition with careers, young families, travel aspirations." BuzzFeedNews spoke to five people in the UK who were diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s between the ages of 8 and 42.  On September 11, 2017 it posted their top 12 comments on how it changed their lives. They are fact-confirming, myth-busting, and life-affirming.

Our thoughts…

Our thoughts…

Our thoughts are with the Parkinson's community in Santa Rosa, Napa, and surrounding areas. We already know of two homes lost but we hope there's no loss of life or serious injury in our community. Keep us posted.

Stanford Behavioral Neurologist to talk about clinical treatment of progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal syndrome at family conference, October 28, Foster City

Stanford Behavioral Neurologist to talk about clinical treatment of progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal syndrome at family conference, October 28, Foster City

Sharon Sha, MD, a behavioral neurologist at Stanford, will be talking about clinical treatment of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal syndrome (CBS) at Brain Support Network's PSP/CBD Research Update and Family Conference on Saturday, October 28th, 8am to 5pm, at the Crowne Plaza Foster City.  RSVP is required.

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about “Mind, Memory, and Mood” in Menlo Park, October 11

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about “Mind, Memory, and Mood” in Menlo Park, October 11

Kathleen Poston, MD, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be talking about “Mind, Memory, & Mood” at the Menlo Park Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Wednesday, October 11th, 2-3:30pm, at Little House.  She will provide an overview of the cognitive domains, and indicate which are problematic in Parkinson’s.  Dr. Poston will define “dementia” in the context of Parkinson’s Disease Dementia or Lewy Body Dementia.  And she will describe the common mood symptoms in PD.  This event is free and open to the public. No need to RSVP.

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Complementary Therapies and Parkinson’s Disease in Palo Alto, October 10

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Complementary Therapies and Parkinson’s Disease in Palo Alto, October 10

Veronica Santini, MD, MA, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be talking about Complementary Therapies and Parkinson's disease at the Palo Alto Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) support group on Tuesday, October 10, 6:30-8:15pm, in the Board Room at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. 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 by the group leader, Martha Gardner.

Stanford-led Parkinson’s Support Group Has Moved to Little House – Second Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm

Stanford-led Parkinson’s Support Group Has Moved to Little House – Second Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm

Stanford’s APDA Parkinson’s Information & Referral Center runs a local Parkinson’s  support group in the community. We have moved to Little House in Menlo Park as of September 2017.  These meetings are free and open to the public. We generally have guest speakers.  No RSVP is required.

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

October 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 a guest speaker or program planned for October 2017.   Here’s what happening at a support group near you…

October 2017 Webinars About Parkinson’s

October 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. Here are webinars that may be of interest to those with Parkinson’s in October 2017...

October 2017 Webinars about Caregiving

October 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 day of the live webinar (in most cases). All webinars listed are free. Here are some webinars that be of interest to caregivers in October 2017…