Archives for March 2017
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
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.
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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…. Full Story>
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.