Archives for February 2019

March 2019 Webinars about Caregiving

March 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 March 2019…

March 2019 Webinars about Parkinson’s

March 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 March 2019…  

NYT: Falls Can Kill You. Here’s How to Minimize the Risk.

NYT: Falls Can Kill You. Here’s How to Minimize the Risk.

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. Every 19 minutes in this country, an older person dies from a fall.  

Davis Phinney Victory Summit coming to Reno, NV, Saturday, March 9, from 10:00am-2:30pm

Davis Phinney Victory Summit coming to Reno, NV, Saturday, March 9, from 10:00am-2:30pm

The Victory Summit – Reno.  A free educational event where you will learn from national and regional movement disorder specialists, clinicians, and therapists to help you on your path to living well with Parkinson’s. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. A light lunch will be provided.

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Constipation and Parkinson’s in Menlo Park, February 13

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Constipation and Parkinson’s in Menlo Park, February 13

Veronica Santini, MD, MA, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be talking about constipation and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) at the Menlo Park PD support group meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 2 – 3:30pm, at Little House. The event is free and open to the public.  No RSVP is required.

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to Discuss Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation at Stanford YOPD Support Group, February 12, 6:30-8:00pm

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to Discuss Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation at Stanford YOPD Support Group, February 12, 6:30-8:00pm

Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, MSE, Director, Stanford Movement Disorders Center, will discuss the latest in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s Disease at the Tuesday, February 12, YOPD support group meeting at the Board Room, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford.  Her talk is titled “Sensing Brain Rhythms Enable Personalized Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation.”  The meeting starts at 6:30pm. 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 to the group leader.

Stanford Neurosurgeon to talk about Treatments for Advanced PD and Tremor in Clovis/Fresno, February 9

Stanford Neurosurgeon to talk about Treatments for Advanced PD and Tremor in Clovis/Fresno, February 9

Casey H. Halpern, MD, Neurosurgeon, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, will be discussing “Advanced Treatments for Advanced PD and Tremor-What to do when the Medications Start Failing,” at the Clovis/Greater Fresno Parkinson’s Support group meeting on Saturday, February 9, from 10:00am to Noon. The event is free and open to the public.  No RSVP is required.

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

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

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's Disease (PD) support groups meetings have speakers or discussion programs planned in February 2019.  See the list below of what's happening near you...

“How to Build Resilience While Living with Parkinson’s” – Webinar Notes

“How to Build Resilience While Living with Parkinson’s” – Webinar Notes

On January 15th, the Davis Phinney Foundation presented a webinar on building resilience while living with Parkinson's Disease (PD), intended for both those with PD and care partners.  The speaker, Judy Long, is an outpatient palliative care chaplain at UCSF.  In this webinar Judy explains that it is only when we notice feeling upset or threatened that we can make a choice about how to respond.  If we don't notice how we feel we have little hope of making a choice of how to respond and will only react instinctively.  Judy presents four obstacles to resilience and tools to overcoming each through intention and practice.  We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach listened to this webinar and are sharing