Archives for February 2017

Dance for Parkinson’s disease at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Dance for Parkinson’s disease at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

The winter issue of Stanford Medicine features an article on Dance for PD, a program that offers dance classes to people with Parkinson’s disease.  “As physicians, we stress the importance of physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation to our patients with Parkinson’s disease,” Helen Bronte-Stewart, Stanford neurologist, said. “Dance for PD gives them all three. But it is much more than a possible therapy or treatment; the PD dancers have told us this type of dance restores their self-image and brings them joy.”

Driving Rehabilitation session scheduled Thursday, March 2, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

Driving Rehabilitation session scheduled Thursday, March 2, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

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

Mobility crisis? Non-driving seniors navigate ridesharing options

Mobility crisis? Non-driving seniors navigate ridesharing options

The Palo Alto Weekly published a terrific article on the difficulty in area residents (Palo Alto and Menlo Park) in getting around if they are no longer driving a vehicle.  The article focuses on private transportation options available to seniors.

Home Care Assistance: 5 Ways to Prevent Falls for the Seniors You Love

Home Care Assistance: 5 Ways to Prevent Falls for the Seniors You Love

Falls are one of the most dangerous things that a senior can experience. They can lead to hospitalizations, injuries, long-term health problems and even death. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control(CDC) illustrate just how dangerous falls can be.

New York Times: Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works

New York Times: Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works

Some microscopes today are so powerful that they can create a picture of the gap between brain cells, which is thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair. They can even reveal the tiny sacs carrying even tinier nuggets of information to cross over that gap to form memories. And in colorful snapshots made possible by a giant magnet, we can see the activity of 100 billion brain cells talking.

Palliative Medicine Expert to Discuss What Families Need to Know about End-of-Life Care, at Stanford Health Library, March 2

Palliative Medicine Expert to Discuss What Families Need to Know about End-of-Life Care, at Stanford Health Library, March 2

Kavita Ramachandran, MD, oncologist and Medical Director of Palliative Medicine at the Stanford Cancer Institute, understands that questions about the end of life and its care issues are difficult to ask and yet they are cause for great worry by many patients and their families. In this talk, Dr. Ramchandran will address this subject from the perspective of her role as a medical oncologist, and Medical Director of Palliative Medicine at the Stanford Cancer Institute. The event is free.

Stanford Clinician to discuss aging at home with chronic illness at the Stanford Health Library, February 9

Stanford Clinician to discuss aging at home with chronic illness at the Stanford Health Library, February 9

Bryant Lin, MD, Internal Medicine, Medical Director, Consultative Medical Clinic, will discuss best practices and new technology to assist aging at home for patients and their caregivers focusing on challenges with mobility, memory loss, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. He will draw from the medical literature and his own experiences at Stanford leading a team of medical students and residents who visit patients at home every month. The event is free.

Free Tai Chi classes offered every Tuesday at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Free Tai Chi classes offered every Tuesday at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is now offering free Tai Chi classes every Tuesday from 2:30-3:30 PM at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Wellness Room 1551.  Please see the class flyer. Classes are free to the community. Walk-ins are welcome.

February 2017 Webinars About Parkinson’s

February 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 is a webinar that may be of interest to those with Parkinson’s in February 2017…

February 2017 Webinars about Caregiving

February 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 days of the live webinar (in most cases). All webinars listed are free. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in February 2017…