Stanford APDA Parkinson’s Information & Referral Center’s Coordinator to be on Panel about PD Resources, Santa Rosa, October 6th

Stanford APDA Parkinson’s Information & Referral Center’s Coordinator to be on Panel about PD Resources, Santa Rosa, October 6th

Robin Riddle, coordinator of Stanford’s APDA Parkinson’s Information & Referral Center and CEO of Brain Support Network, will be part of a panel on Saturday, October 6th at the Sonoma County Parkinson’s support group meeting in Santa Rosa at 1pm.  The event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Riddle will discuss the kinds of information and referrals the Stanford center makes available to those with Parkinson’s and their caregivers in Northern and Central California.  Plus she will address the educational webinars and materials provided by the American Parkinson Disease Association.  Ms. Riddle will also share the top issues expressed by caregivers at PD caregiver-only support group meetings.

When:
Saturday, October 6, 1-2pm

Where:
Christ Church United Methodist
1717 Yulupa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Note:
RSVP not required.  This event is free and open to the public.  Following the panel, there will be a 15-minute break and the audience will divide into those with Parkinson’s in one room and caregivers in another room.  The group discussion will continue for another hour.


About the Speaker:

Robin Riddle learned about neurodegenerative decline when her late father, Larry, was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) in 2004. With the help of three other caregivers in July 2004, Robin started the “San Francisco Bay Area Atypical Parkinsonism Support Group.”  This group became Brain Support Network (brainsupportnetwork.org) and focuses on education and support for PSP, multiple system atrophy, corticobasal degeneration, and Lewy body dementia.  The donation of Larry’s brain in 2007 to the Mayo Clinic was Robin’s first organization of a brain donation. She and BSN have now helped over 500 families donate a loved one’s brain.  Since 2009, Robin has worked as the APDA Parkinson’s Information & Referral Center coordinator at Stanford University, providing info to those with PD and their caregivers throughout Northern and Central California. She also coordinates several monthly PD support groups near Stanford.