Archives for January 2019

February 2019 Webinars about Caregiving

February 2019 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.  All times shown are Pacific Standard Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in February 2019…

February 2019 Webinars about Parkinson’s

February 2019 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. All times listed are Pacific Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to those living with Parkinson’s in February 2019...

“Treating PSP, MSA, and CBD – What can be done?” Webinar Scheduled for February 27th

“Treating PSP, MSA, and CBD – What can be done?” Webinar Scheduled for February 27th

Stanford University and Brain Support Network will be co-hosting another webinar next month on treating progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, and corticobasal degeneration. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27th, 3-4pm. Please register in advance.

Consumer Reports: What You Must Know About Parkinson’s Disease

Consumer Reports: What You Must Know About Parkinson’s Disease

Exercise and eating right may reduce your risk—and help those with the condition, too It may start with nothing more than a tremor in one hand. But Parkinson’s disease, caused by the death of dopamine-­producing nerve cells in the brain that help control movement and norepinephrine-­producing nerve endings that control body functions, is progressive—leading to ever-worsening symptoms. Consumer Reports: What You Must Know About Parkinson's Disease

NYT: The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes?

NYT: The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes?

Prince Philip, 97, was involved in a car accident outside London. For families everywhere, the incident raises all-too-familiar questions.

US News: Medication-Free Ways to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

US News: Medication-Free Ways to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

"PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S disease, the incurable neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement, have few options for medical treatment. Prescription medications can help manage symptoms, and an implantable device (a deep brain stimulator) can help control tremors – the hallmark of the condition. But many Parkinson’s patients don’t know about additional complementary or alternative treatments that can make a difference."  This recent US News article addresses those other ways to treat PD.

Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Managing Your Symptoms

Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Managing Your Symptoms

Join a free national webinar, hosted by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 from 10:00am-11:00am (PDT) to find out about the latest motor and non-motor symptom treatments. This program is designed to help people with PD, family members and care partners. Please share this invitation with anyone in your support network you feel will benefit from this information.

5th World Parkinson Congress, June 4-7, 2019, in Kyoto, Japan. Registration is now open.

5th World Parkinson Congress, June 4-7, 2019, in Kyoto, Japan. Registration is now open.

The triennial World Parkinson Congresses provide an international forum for dialogue on the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, and caregiver initiatives related to Parkinson’s disease. Each Congress brings together physicians, neuroscientists, a broad range of other health professionals, care partners, and people with PD (PwPs) for a unique and inspiring experience. Congress registration, as well housing information, is now open and available. "Early bird" registration pricing ends on February 27. Unlike most research-focused conferences, the World Parkinson Congress (WPC) welcomes those living with PD, as well as family and friends who provide care for them, to attend and actively participate in the event. You can find an overview of the Congress here, along with

Jan 2019 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Jan 2019 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Happy New Year!  Only a few Northern and Central California Parkinson's Disease (PD) support groups meetings have speakers or discussion programs planned in January 2019.  Plus there are PD seminars in Fresno and Sonora this month.  See the list below of what's happening near you...

Stanford Psychologist to Discuss Unseen Challenges of Living with PD at Menlo Park Support Group, January 9, 2-3:30pm

Stanford Psychologist to Discuss Unseen Challenges of Living with PD at Menlo Park Support Group, January 9, 2-3:30pm

Blake K. Scanlon, PhD, director of training and education at the Stanford/VA Alzheimer's Center will discuss unseen challenges of living with Parkinson's Disease -- for those with PD, caregivers, family, and friends.  The PD support group meeting is on Wednesday, January 9th, at Little House in Menlo Park, starting at 2pm.  The meeting is open to the public.