Tips for Talking with Your Doctor

Tips for Talking with Your Doctor

The National Institute on Aging points out that:  "You only have 18 seconds -- that's the average time a doctor waits before interrupting a patient.  Be prepared for your visit."  Check out the NIA's guide on preparing to meet with your doctor - both a new doctor or a doctor you've seen previously.

August 2016 Webinars About Parkinson’s

August 2016 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 August 2016…

August 2016 Webinars About Caregiving

August 2016 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).  Most webinars listed are free. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in August 2016…

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to give Update on PD Medications in the Pipeline in Palo Alto, August 9

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to give Update on PD Medications in the Pipeline in Palo Alto, August 9

Laurice Yang, MD, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be giving a PD research update at the Palo Alto Young Onset PD Support Group meeting on Tuesday, August 9, 6:30-8pm at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.  If this is your first time attending the Palo Alto YOPD meeting, an RSVP is required (at least 24 hours in advance).

August 2016, Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Programs, Northern and Central California

August 2016, Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Programs, Northern and Central California

Several Northern and Central California Parkinson’s support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for August 2016.  Plus there's a new Spanish-language group at Stanford that I've included below (even though there's no guest speaker or program...we'll call that "editor's privilege").  ;-)  

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Autonomic Dysfunction in PD in Santa Rosa, August 13

Veronica Santini, MD, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be talking about autonomic dysfunction in PD at the Santa Rosa Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Saturday, August 13th, 1-2pm at Christ Church United Methodist.  This event is free and open to the public.  No need to RSVP.

July 2016 Webinars About Caregiving

July 2016 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).  Most webinars listed are free. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in July 2016.

July 2016 Webinars About Parkinson’s

July 2016 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 July2016

Stanford Neurosurgeon to talk about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Sunnyvale, July 20

Casey Halpern, MD, a neurosurgeon at Stanford, will be talking about deep brain stimulation (DBS) at the Sunnyvale DBS Parkinson's Support Group meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 1:30-3:30pm at The Parkinson's Institute.  This event is free and open to the public.  No need to RSVP. 

4-Session Spinefulness Class Offered Free at Stanford, Starting July 11th

Stanford's Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is offering a four-session one-hour class on "Spinefulness" at no charge on four Monday mornings, 10:30-11:30am, starting on July 11th.  The class is intended for those with Parkinson's Disease and other neurological disorders -- whether seen at Stanford for care or not.  Advance registration is required.