Archives for March 2017

April 2017 Webinars About Parkinson’s

April 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 April 2017…

April 2017 Webinars about Caregiving

April 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 April 2017.

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

Some Northern and Central California Parkinson's Disease (PD) support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for April 2017.  Here's what's happening at a support group near you...  

New York Times: Hepatitis Tied to Parkinson’s Risk

New York Times: Hepatitis Tied to Parkinson’s Risk

Hepatitis infection may increase the risk for Parkinson’s disease, though the reasons for the link remain unknown. British investigators used records of 100,390 patients hospitalized with various forms of hepatitis or H.I.V. from 1999 to 2011. They compared Parkinson’s incidence in these patients with incidence in more than six million people admitted for medical or surgical conditions like cataracts, knee replacement or varicose veins.

Seeing a movement disorders specialist at Stanford and elsewhere, plus other great PD resources

Seeing a movement disorders specialist at Stanford and elsewhere, plus other great PD resources

The Stanford American Parkinson Disease Association Information & Referral (I&R) Center often receives calls or email inquiries about finding a movement disorder specialist, physical therapist, speech therapist, or other resources in Northern and Central California. Many people call us about making an appointment at Stanford. Read more about how to make an appointment at Stanford and how the I&R Center can help you.

Exercise Is King

Exercise Is King

A former skier, golfer, and tennis player, 83-year-old Henry King remains active in different ways after a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Stanford Movement Disorder Fellow to talk about PD medications in Palo Alto, March14

Stanford Movement Disorder Fellow to talk about PD medications in Palo Alto, March14

Elena Call, MD, a movement disorder fellow at Stanford, will be talking about currently available Parkinson's medications and what's in the pipeline at the Palo Alto Young Onset Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Tuesday, March 14th, 6:30-8pm.  The meeting is held in the Boardroom at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.  This event is free and open to those diagnosed with PD by age 50 or younger, and their family members.  An RSVP 24 hours in advance is required to the group leader, Martha Gardner.

“Capturing Grace” will be airing again on TV

“Capturing Grace” will be airing again on TV

Tune in for this special rebroadcast of Capturing Grace, David Iverson's acclaimed, award-winning documentary film, which follows a group of people with Parkinson’s. Capturing Grace will be rebroadcast on KQED TV on Saturday, April 1 at 6 p.m. The film will also air on WORLD on April 2 at 11 p.m. and on KQED PLUS on April 3 at 3 p.m.

Neurology Now: “The stigma of a neurologic disorder can be stressful”

Neurology Now: “The stigma of a neurologic disorder can be stressful”

“I recommend surrounding yourself with a network of people dealing with the same problem,” says Nancy Mulhearn of Asbury, NJ, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2006 at age 44. That's what she did after years of denying the disease and hiding her symptoms. “I didn’t want to be pitied or stared at, and I didn't want the world to change for me and my condition,” she explains.

Polypharmacy and the Health of the Elderly

Stanford Health Library welcomed Mehrdad Ayati, MD, geriatrician, to address the issue of prescription medications for the aging population.  This population is prescribed the highest proportion of medications in relation to their percentage of the U.S population --13% of current geriatric population purchase 33% of all prescription drugs and this number will increase to 50% by 2040.