Archives for 2017

December 2017 Webinars About Parkinson’s

December 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 December 2017...

Driving Rehabilitation lecture on Tuesday, December 12, 10:30-11:30 am, Stanford

Driving Rehabilitation lecture on Tuesday, December 12, 10:30-11:30 am, Stanford

During this lecture, a Stanford occupational therapist 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/her license expire  The session will be held at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center.  The program is free but advance registration is required.

NYT: What is Parkinsonism?

NYT: What is Parkinsonism?

This very short New York Times article explains the term "parkinsonism."

November 2017 Webinars about Caregiving

November 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 November 2017…

November 2017 Webinars About Parkinson’s

November 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 November 2017...

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

November 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 November 2017. Here’s what's happening at a support group near you…

Stanford Psychiatrist to discuss “Stress, Health and Hypnosis” in Palo Alto, November 1

Stanford Psychiatrist to discuss “Stress, Health and Hypnosis” in Palo Alto, November 1

David Spiegel, MD, will discuss “Stress, Health and Hypnosis” at the Stroke Support Group on November 1, from 6:00-7:00pm at the  Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, 213 Quarry Road, Wellness Room 1511, Palo Alto 94304. Those caring for someone with Parkinson’s are also encouraged to attend to learn more about dealing with stress, health issues and the use of hypnosis. This event is free, but advance registration is required. Call 650.721.8500 to learn more, and to register.

Stanford News: Stanford scientists seek to speak the brain’s language to heal its disease

Stanford News: Stanford scientists seek to speak the brain’s language to heal its disease

Brain-machine interfaces now treat neurological disease and change the way people with paralysis interact with the world. Improving those devices depends on getting better at translating the language of the brain.

12 Ways Having Parkinson’s In Your Twenties And Thirties Changes Your Life

Excerpt:  “There are more of us than you'd think juggling the condition with careers, young families, travel aspirations." BuzzFeedNews spoke to five people in the UK who were diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s between the ages of 8 and 42.  On September 11, 2017 it posted their top 12 comments on how it changed their lives. They are fact-confirming, myth-busting, and life-affirming.

Our thoughts…

Our thoughts…

Our thoughts are with the Parkinson's community in Santa Rosa, Napa, and surrounding areas. We already know of two homes lost but we hope there's no loss of life or serious injury in our community. Keep us posted.