Archives for January 2018

Parkinson’s Participants Needed for Stanford Study Investigating Young Plasma as a Potential Treatment

Parkinson’s Participants Needed for Stanford Study Investigating Young Plasma as a Potential Treatment

Stanford’s Department of Neurology is looking for people between the ages of 50 and 80 who have Parkinson’s disease to participate in a clinical trial investigating the tolerability, feasibility, and safety of young plasma infusions as a future potential treatment.

NIH: NIH launches partnership to improve success of clinical trials for patients with Parkinson’s disease

NIH: NIH launches partnership to improve success of clinical trials for patients with Parkinson’s disease

Effort is part of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership to speed development of disease-altering treatments.

February 2018 Webinars about Caregiving

February 2018 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 is a webinar that be of interest to caregivers in February 2018…

February 2018 Webinars About Parkinson’s

February 2018 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 living with Parkinson’s in February 2018...

New Tango for Parkinson’s Class at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Wednesdays 2:15-3:45pm

New Tango for Parkinson’s Class at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Wednesdays 2:15-3:45pm

This tango class is new as of January 2018.  Supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association, the class teaches tango as an exercise for improving movement and balance for adults with Parkinson's Disease. 

Movement Disorder Specialist Speaking at Parkinson’s Support Group, Little House (Menlo Park), Wednesday, January 10th, 2-3:30pm

Movement Disorder Specialist Speaking at Parkinson’s Support Group, Little House (Menlo Park), Wednesday, January 10th, 2-3:30pm

Salima Brillman, MD, movement disorder specialist, will be speaking at the Stanford-run Parkinson’s support group at Little House in Menlo Park on Wednesday, January 10th, from 2 to 3:30pm. Her topics are current Parkinson's medication and an overview of what's in the treatment pipeline.  The meeting is free and open to the public.  No RSVP is required.

NYT: How to Prevent Falls

NYT: How to Prevent Falls

It’s that time of year again when safety-conscious organizations issue cautionary tales about preventing falls and, failing that, protecting against serious injury when suddenly descending unintentionally from the vertical.

January 2018 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

January 2018 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Some Northern and Central California Parkinson's Disease (PD) support groups have a guest speaker or program planned for January 2018.  Here's what's happening at a support group near you...

Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Understanding Dyskinesia

Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Understanding Dyskinesia

Join a free national webinar hosted by the APDA on Thursday, January 25th, 2017 from 9:00am-10:00am PST for an expert perspective to help people with Parkinson’s disease understand dyskinesia and explore management options.

January 2018 Webinars about Caregiving

January 2018 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 January 2018…