Cycling for Parkinson’s Disease 8-week sessions begin June 25/September 10, Palo Alto

Cycling for Parkinson’s Disease 8-week sessions begin June 25/September 10, Palo Alto

Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is starting a cycling class for people with Parkinson’s. In each session, a professional cycling instructor guides participants through an hour-long workout on a stationary bike two days per week for 8 consecutive weeks. No previous experience with cycling or spin classes is necessary. The program is free, thanks to a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Registration is required.

Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Getting Motivated to Move!

Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Getting Motivated to Move!

Join this free national webinar, hosted by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 from 10:00am-11:00am (PDT) to better understand the benefits of exercise and movement for people with Parkinson's Disease (PD).  This program is designed to help people with PD, family members and care partners.  Please share this invitation with anyone in your support network whom you feel will benefit from this information. The speaker for this webinar is Terry Ellis, PhD, PT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy; Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training; Director, Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University.Register online here or call 1-800-223-2732. Missed a previous Spotlight on

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

June 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 June 2019.  See the list below of what is happening near you… There is a new group happening in Palo Alto. The Menlo Park group has moved back to Avenidas senior center in Palo Alto, with a slightly changed start time.    Do you need to know the support group meeting location, day/time, contact info, and how to RSVP if required?  Please refer to the Stanford Parkinson’s website for all Northern and Central California support groups. What does it mean if a support group you sometimes attend isn’t listed below?  Generally, it means that there is no speaker at the meeting.  So, it’s an open

June 2019 Webinars about Caregiving

June 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 June 2019…

June 2019 Webinars about Parkinson’s

June 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 June 2019…

CNN: These common health problems could be early signs of Parkinson’s

CNN: These common health problems could be early signs of Parkinson’s

Do you move around a lot during your sleep? Or have you lost your sense of smell? New insights into Parkinson's disease suggest that these might be the early signs of changes in the brain that mean you are at greater risk of developing Parkinson's.

“Dance as Treatment” for Parkinson’s Described in Recent Issue of Stanford Magazine

“Dance as Treatment” for Parkinson’s Described in Recent Issue of Stanford Magazine

The recent issue of the "Stanford Magazine" has an article about the value of dance.  The last section of the article addresses the dance for Parkinson's class at Stanford.

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to Answer your Questions about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery, Webinar, May 22

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to Answer your Questions about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery, Webinar, May 22

Nearly 35% of people with Parkinson’s experience OFF periods (and this percentage increases with age), and OFF periods can negatively impact quality of life in substantial ways. Deep Brain Stimulation has the ability to change that. In this webinar, Dr. Helen Brontë-Stewart and moderator, Dr. Soania Mathur, will addressmany aspects of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery and answer your questions.Pre-registration is required

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

May 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 May 2019.  See the list below of what is happening near you...

May 2019 Webinars about Caregiving

May 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 May 2019…