Archives for May 2017

June 2017 Webinars About Parkinson’s

June 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 June 2017.

June 2017 Webinars about Caregiving

June 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 June 2017.

AARP: “The Kid Is Alright, Michael J. Fox still smiling 26 years after his Parkinson’s diagnosis”

AARP: “The Kid Is Alright, Michael J. Fox still smiling 26 years after his Parkinson’s diagnosis”

Michael J. Fox, who has Parkinson's Disease, was interviewed recently by the AARP Magazine. He described six rules for surviving adversity, including exercise, pacing, acceptance, honesty, optimism, and humor.

AgingCare.com – “Elder Care: Home Care, Senior Living and Caregiver Support”

AgingCare.com – “Elder Care: Home Care, Senior Living and Caregiver Support”

AgingCare.com provides families with the necessary information and support to care for their parents, spouses or other elderly loved ones.  The pages are extremely easy to navigate, and the information is simple and accurate, and their Parkinson’s Disease page is a surprisingly good source of information for Parkinson’s caregiving, with 19 practical articles in addition to forum questions and answers on PD.

The Almanac: “Living with Parkinson’s disease – Local group helps women with Parkinson’s live life fully”

Excerpt:  "Susan Speicher has Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurological disorder that, as of now, has no cure, but please don't call her 'the woman with Parkinson's.'  'Parkinson's isn't who I am, it's just something I have,' she says. 'I have gray hair, and a small dog, and Parkinson's'."

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Training for First Responders

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Training for First Responders

APDA created a FREE online training course for first responders and the general public to help people recognize the unique symptoms and needs of those with PD and enable them to provide the best and most appropriate care in the event of an emergency. apdaparkinson.org/FirstResponders Help us spread education & awareness for Parkinson's!

Stanford specialist to discuss Fall Prevention in Parkinson’s in Palo Alto,  June 14

Stanford specialist to discuss Fall Prevention in Parkinson’s in Palo Alto, June 14

Ellen Corman, manager of Stanford Health Care’s Farewell to Falls program, will be talking about “Fall Prevention in Parkinson’s" at the Palo Alto Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Wednesday, June 14th, 2-3:30pm at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. This event is free and open to the public. No need to RSVP.

Michael J Fox Foundation: “What Is Parkinson’s? Infographic”

Michael J Fox Foundation: “What Is Parkinson’s? Infographic”

Help us raise awareness about the need for a cure.

Parkinson’s Women: “Not My Mother’s PD”

Parkinson’s Women: “Not My Mother’s PD”

In this March 22nd blog post on Parkinson's Women, Darcy Blake compares her mother's PD symptoms and treatment with her PD symptoms and treatment.

MedPage Today: “In major study, mortality among patients with PD was “only moderately increased compared with the general population”

MedPage Today: “In major study, mortality among patients with PD was “only moderately increased compared with the general population”

Excerpt:  "This is a very well done epidemiological study," David Standaert, MD, PhD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told MedPage Today in an email. The finding that the risk of death from PD has not changed in 30 years in Minnesota's Olmsted County is "worth noting," said Standaert. "It suggests that while newer treatments may be improving the quality of life for PD patients, they are not making them live longer."