Archives for August 2017

FDA approves new formulation of amantadine for dyskinesia

FDA approves new formulation of amantadine for dyskinesia

The FDA has approved amantadine in a new formulation for the dyskinesia in Parkinson’s patients based on a Phase 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study reported in JAMA Neurology.

Unraveling Health Disparities for Women with Parkinson’s Disease

Unraveling Health Disparities for Women with Parkinson’s Disease

In this 12-minute video for primary care physicians from August 25, 2017, movement disorder specialist Allison Willis, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania explains that "More men than women are diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease by almost a 2 to 1 margin.

Driving Rehabilitation program scheduled on Tuesday, September 12, 10:30-11:30 am, Stanford

Driving Rehabilitation program scheduled on Tuesday, September 12, 10:30-11:30 am, Stanford

This driving rehabilitation session 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 or her license expire  The session will be held at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center.  The program is free but advance registration is required.

Diagnosing Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Diagnosing Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Stanford Movement Disorders Center is kicking off a webinar series.   Join us for a free, one-hour webinar on diagnosing progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), the most common atypical parkinsonism disorder.  The speaker is Stanford movement disorders specialist Kathleen Poston, MD.  Please spread the word!

Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Communication and Intimacy

Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Communication and Intimacy

Join a free national webinar, hosted by the APDA, on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 from 10:00am-11:00am PDT for an expert perspective to help people who have Parkinson’s disease with communication and intimacy.

APDA: “FIVE TIPS for Care Partners” Infographic

APDA: “FIVE TIPS for Care Partners” Infographic

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

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

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's Disease (PD) support groups have a guest speaker or program planned for August 2017.  Here's what's happening at a support group near you...