Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about “Mind, Memory, and Mood” in Menlo Park, October 11

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about “Mind, Memory, and Mood” in Menlo Park, October 11

Kathleen Poston, MD, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be talking about “Mind, Memory, & Mood” at the Menlo Park Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on WednesdayOctober 11th2-3:30pm, at Little House.  She will provide an overview of the cognitive domains, and indicate which are problematic in Parkinson’s.  Dr. Poston will define “dementia” in the context of Parkinson’s Disease Dementia or Lewy Body Dementia.  And she will describe the common mood symptoms in PD.  This event is free and open to the public. No need to RSVP.

The Menlo Park Parkinson’s support group meeting is open to anyone in the community.  The meeting is held in the auditorium at Little House, a senior activity center, off of Middle Avenue (800 Middle Ave.) in Menlo Park.  This is a new meeting location for the group since Avenidas’s downtown Palo Alto location is under renovation.

Dr. Poston, a neurologist, specializes in the treatment of movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s Disease, essential tremor, etc.  She is particularly interested in the use of imaging to diagnose movement disorders.

Several research coordinators from Stanford will be at the support group meeting.  Following Dr. Poston’s talk, group members are welcome to sign up for various studies underway at Stanford.