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

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for February 2016.  Here's what happening at a support group near you.

Daly City Parkinson’s Caregiver-only Support Group Starts Feb. 9

Do you live or work within 30 minutes of Daly City? If you are a caregiver for someone with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Lewy Body Dementia, or parkinsonism, please join our support group! Our monthly meetings are facilitated by a clinical psychologist. The new group’s first meeting will be Tuesday, February 9 from noon to 2pm at Mission Villa Memory Care in Daly City.  Advance RSVP is required.

Deep Brain Stimulation presentation by two Stanford specialists, March 10th, 7pm

Register now for a talk on "Deep Brain Stimulation - Past, Present, and Future," presented by neurologists Melanie Lising, MD and Laurice Yang, MD, at the Stanford Health Library on Thursday, March 10th, starting at 7pm.

Tuesday, January 12, Young Onset PD Group to Discuss Sleep

Tuesday, January 12, Young Onset PD Group to Discuss Sleep

The topic for the next meeting of the Palo Alto Young Onset Parkinson's support group is sleep and PD.  The group meets in the Boardroom of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto from 6:30 to 8pm.  The group leader has identified some background materials you can check out to prepare for a lively discussion.

January 2016, PD Support Groups – Guest Speakers/Programs, Northern and Central California

Happy New Year! Several Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for January 2016.  Here's what happening at a support group near you.

December 2015, PD Support Groups – Guest Speakers/Programs, Northern and Central California

A few Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for December 2015.  Here's what happening at a support group near you. 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.

Local Lewy Body Dementia Support Group to Offer “Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference,” November 14, Santa Rosa

Local Lewy Body Dementia Support Group to Offer “Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference,” November 14, Santa Rosa

Brain Support Network (BSN) is hosting a "Dementia and Alzheimer's Caregiver Conference" on November 14, 8:30am - noon, Sonoma Country Day School, Santa Rosa.  Keynote speaker is brain health scientist Alireza Atri, MD, PhD, California Pacific Medical Center who will review the spectrum of dementia diseases, including Lewy Body Dementia, Alzheimer's, and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

November 2015, PD Support Groups – Guest Speakers/Programs, Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for November 2015.  Here's what happening at a support group near you.

“Capturing Grace” Special Screening

“Capturing Grace” Special Screening

Dave Iverson's award winning film "Capturing Grace" will be screened at Stanford later this month as part of the United Nations Association Film Festival. The film tells the story of what happens when people living with Parkinson's disease join forces with a legendary New York dance company.  The Stanford screening takes place October 23rd at 8:30pm at the Stanford Medical School.

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Palo Alto, October 14

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Palo Alto, October 14

Melanie Lising, MD, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be talking about "Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) -- Everything you always wanted to know" at the Palo Alto Parkinson's Support Group meeting on Wednesday, October 14th, 2-3:30pm, at Avenidas.  This event is free and open to the public.  No need to RSVP.