Archives for 2017

Stanford Behavioral Neurologist to talk about clinical treatment of progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal syndrome at family conference, October 28, Foster City

Stanford Behavioral Neurologist to talk about clinical treatment of progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal syndrome at family conference, October 28, Foster City

Sharon Sha, MD, a behavioral neurologist at Stanford, will be talking about clinical treatment of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal syndrome (CBS) at Brain Support Network's PSP/CBD Research Update and Family Conference on Saturday, October 28th, 8am to 5pm, at the Crowne Plaza Foster City.  RSVP is required.

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 Wednesday, October 11th, 2-3:30pm, 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.

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Complementary Therapies and Parkinson’s Disease in Palo Alto, October 10

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Complementary Therapies and Parkinson’s Disease in Palo Alto, October 10

Veronica Santini, MD, MA, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be talking about Complementary Therapies and Parkinson's disease at the Palo Alto Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) support group on Tuesday, October 10, 6:30-8:15pm, in the Board Room at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The event is free and open to those diagnosed with PD by the age of 50 or younger and their family members. An RSVP 24 hours in advance is requested by the group leader, Martha Gardner.

Stanford-led Parkinson’s Support Group Has Moved to Little House – Second Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm

Stanford-led Parkinson’s Support Group Has Moved to Little House – Second Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm

Stanford’s APDA Parkinson’s Information & Referral Center runs a local Parkinson’s  support group in the community. We have moved to Little House in Menlo Park as of September 2017.  These meetings are free and open to the public. We generally have guest speakers.  No RSVP is required.

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

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

October 2017 Webinars About Parkinson’s

October 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 October 2017...

October 2017 Webinars about Caregiving

October 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 October 2017…

“Orthostatic Hypotension in Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple System Atrophy, and Lewy Body Dementia” Webinar Recording Now Available

“Orthostatic Hypotension in Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple System Atrophy, and Lewy Body Dementia” Webinar Recording Now Available

On September 18, Stanford Movement Disorders Center hosted a one-hour webinar on orthostatic hypotension (OH), which is a common symptom of Parkinson's Disease, Multiple System Atrophy, and Lewy Body Dementia.  The webinar recording is now available.

Spotlight on Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease: Exploring Treatment & Management Options

Spotlight on Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease: Exploring Treatment & Management Options

Join a free national webinar, hosted by the APDA, on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 from 9:00am-10:00am PDT for an expert perspective to help people who have young onset Parkinson’s disease explore treatment and management options.

Parkinson’s Participants Needed for Stanford Study on Cognition and Movement

Parkinson’s Participants Needed for Stanford Study on Cognition and Movement

Stanford's Department of Neurology is looking for people between the ages of 45 and 75 who have Parkinson’s disease to participate in an observational study to examine the effects of aging and disease progression on the brain.