Archives for December 2017

FirstClinical: Our Clinical Study Experience with Parkinson’s Disease

FirstClinical: Our Clinical Study Experience with Parkinson’s Disease

In the December 2017 issue of the Journal of Clinical Research, Leslie Peters shares her husband's experience participating in Parkinson's research: "Steve wanted a cure, of course, but he also wanted to do something useful. The study gave him the chance to do something useful." 

Parkinson’s Foundation: Stem Cells and Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Foundation: Stem Cells and Parkinson’s

The Parkinson Foundation has posted its December 5, 2017 webinar with movement disorder specialist Michael Okun, MD on the topic of stem cells and Parkinson's. Stem cells are the cells within all of us that have the exciting potential to develop into many different cell types in the body – including neurons.

Neurology Now: Playing Against Type

Neurology Now: Playing Against Type

Victoria Dillard was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age 36. After her diagnosis, her challenge was to find a new community of people she could connect with as a young, black woman with young onset PD.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy new year from Robin, Steven, and Denise at Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach!  We are off having fun until Monday, January 8, 2018, when the office re-opens.

APDA’s Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease Webcast Series

APDA’s Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease Webcast Series

In 2016 and 2017, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has hosted ten educational webinars on various aspects of PD, including intimacy, balance, and treatment advances.

Scientific American: Ultrasound Could Offer Noninvasive Treatment for Parkinson’s and Depression

Scientific American: Ultrasound Could Offer Noninvasive Treatment for Parkinson’s and Depression

The prospect of focusing the beams without destroying tissue might someday diagnose or even restore faulty brain circuits.

NY Times: Exercise May Aid Parkinson’s Disease, but Make It Intense

NY Times: Exercise May Aid Parkinson’s Disease, but Make It Intense

Intense treadmill exercise can be safe for people who have recently been given diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease and may substantially slow the progression of their condition, according to an important new study of adults in the early stages of the disease.

Women with Parkinson’s disease less likely than men to have caregivers

Women with Parkinson’s disease less likely than men to have caregivers

Female Parkinson's disease patients are much less likely than male patients to have caregivers, despite the fact that caregivers report greater strain in caring for male patients.   Women with Parkinson's disease less likely than men to have caregivers

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

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

Only a few Northern and Central California Parkinson’s Disease (PD) support groups have a guest speaker or program planned for December 2017. Lots are having parties and many are not meeting in December.  Here’s what's happening at a support group near you…

December 2017 Webinars about Caregiving

December 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 day of the live webinar (in most cases). All webinars listed are free. Here are some webinars that be of interest to caregivers in December 2017…