Scientific American: Ultrasound Could Offer Noninvasive Treatment for Parkinson’s and Depression

Scientific American: Ultrasound Could Offer Noninvasive Treatment for Parkinson’s and Depression

The prospect of focusing the beams without destroying tissue might someday diagnose or even restore faulty brain circuits.

NY Times: Exercise May Aid Parkinson’s Disease, but Make It Intense

NY Times: Exercise May Aid Parkinson’s Disease, but Make It Intense

Intense treadmill exercise can be safe for people who have recently been given diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease and may substantially slow the progression of their condition, according to an important new study of adults in the early stages of the disease.

Women with Parkinson’s disease less likely than men to have caregivers

Women with Parkinson’s disease less likely than men to have caregivers

Female Parkinson's disease patients are much less likely than male patients to have caregivers, despite the fact that caregivers report greater strain in caring for male patients.   Women with Parkinson's disease less likely than men to have caregivers

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

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

Only a few Northern and Central California Parkinson’s Disease (PD) support groups have a guest speaker or program planned for December 2017. Lots are having parties and many are not meeting in December.  Here’s what happening at a support group near you…

December 2017 Webinars about Caregiving

December 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 December 2017…

December 2017 Webinars About Parkinson’s

December 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 December 2017...

Driving Rehabilitation lecture on Tuesday, December 12, 10:30-11:30 am, Stanford

Driving Rehabilitation lecture on Tuesday, December 12, 10:30-11:30 am, Stanford

During this lecture, a Stanford occupational therapist 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/her license expire  The session will be held at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center.  The program is free but advance registration is required.

NYT: What is Parkinsonism?

NYT: What is Parkinsonism?

This very short New York Times article explains the term "parkinsonism."

November 2017 Webinars about Caregiving

November 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 November 2017…

November 2017 Webinars About Parkinson’s

November 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 November 2017...