Stanford’s SPRING study of gait in Parkinson’s Disease seeking participants with PD

Stanford’s SPRING study of gait in Parkinson’s Disease seeking participants with PD

The Bronte-Stewart Lab at Stanford University is seeking participants for the SPRING (Stanford Parkinson’s Research In Neuromodulation for Gait) Study.  The SPRING Study aims to investigate the safety and feasibility of adaptive deep brain stimulation for impaired gait and freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease with the goal of advancing the development of patient-specific DBS therapy to improve quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s disease. 

October 2019 Webinars about Parkinson’s

October 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 October 2019...

October  2019 Webinars about Caregiving

October 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 Daylight Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in October 2019…

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

Oct 2019 – PD Events and 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 October 2019.  See the list below of what else is happening near you…

Register Now for Webinar on Parkinson’s Clinical Trials, October 31st, 10-11am

Register Now for Webinar on Parkinson’s Clinical Trials, October 31st, 10-11am

Join this free national webinar, hosted by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 from 10:00am-11:00am (PDT) to better understand clinical trials for Parkinson's Disease (PD).  This program is designed to help people with PD, family members and care partners. 

Former Stanford Movement Disorder Fellow to Speak at Palo Alto PD Support Group Meeting, October 9, 2:30-4pm

Former Stanford Movement Disorder Fellow to Speak at Palo Alto PD Support Group Meeting, October 9, 2:30-4pm

Dr. Kristin Andruska, movement disorder specialist, will be speaking on "Parkinson's Disease and the Gut" at the October 9th, Palo Alto PD Support Group meeting on Wednesday, October 9th, 2:30-4pm.  This will be the group's first meeting at Channing House, 850 Webster St., Palo Alto. 

Scientists find potential diagnostic tool, treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Scientists find potential diagnostic tool, treatment for Parkinson’s disease

In human cell cultures, countering a defect that appears to be nearly universal among patients with Parkinson’s disease prevents death in the cells whose loss causes the disease.

The Palo Alto Support Group has moved again! Join us at Channing House, second Wednesday of each month, 2:30-4pm.

The Palo Alto Support Group has moved again! Join us at Channing House, second Wednesday of each month, 2:30-4pm.

The Palo Alto Parkinson's Support Group meeting is moving again!  Our Wednesday, October 9th support group meeting will be in our new home at Channing House, 850 Webster St., Palo Alto.  Read more on how to find the new meeting location and join our email reminder list.

Driving Rehabilitation session scheduled on Thursday, October 17, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

Driving Rehabilitation session scheduled on Thursday, October 17, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

This is an informative driving rehabilitation session that will discuss the topics of the aging driver and requirements by the California DMV if a driver has had a change in medical status (such as being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease), suspended license, or let his or her license expire  The session will be held at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center.  The program is free but advance registration is required.

New APDA “Connecting Through Art” program to begin October 11, San Francisco

New APDA “Connecting Through Art” program to begin October 11, San Francisco

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is piloting a new program for people with Parkinson’s, “Connecting Through Art,” on Friday, October 11. With instruction from the Art Cart, the session will be focused on providing those living with Parkinson’s the space and ability to express feelings, emotions, and daily concerns through the activities of drawing and painting. The session is free, but advance registration is required.