Archives for April 2019

Stanford Parkinson’s Information & Referral Center Accepts County Proclamation – April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Stanford Parkinson’s Information & Referral Center Accepts County Proclamation – April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors declared April to be Parkinson's Awareness Month.  In April alone, nearly 5,000 people in the US will learn they have Parkinson's.  Robin Riddle with the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Information & Referral Center at Stanford accepted the proclamation and spoke about the challenges of Parkinson's Disease. 

APDA: Cognitive  Decline in Parkinson’s Disease

APDA: Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Disease

In this recent blog post on the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) website, movement disorder specialist Dr. Rebecca Gilbert discusses the cognitive skills most frequently affected in PD -- attention, working memory, executive function, memory, language, and visual reasoning.  Of course changes in the cognitive skills concern those with PD, their family members, and friends.

Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease: APDA Blog Post

Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease: APDA Blog Post

In this recent blog post on the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) website, movement disorder specialist Dr. Rebecca Gilbert discusses what is freezing of gait, why it happens, tips, strategies, and walking devices that can help, as well as potential future treatments.

Scientific American: A New Way to Detect Parkinson’s—by Smell

Scientific American: A New Way to Detect Parkinson’s—by Smell

Scent has been used as a diagnostic tool by physicians for thousands of years. But smell tests are not common in modern medicine—when’s the last time you were smelled by your doctor or received a batch of smell results back from the lab? Now, new research suggests that odors can be used to screen for Parkinson’s disease, which currently is without a definitive diagnostic.

Stanford Specialist to Discuss Fall Prevention Strategies, Palo Alto, April 10

Stanford Specialist to Discuss Fall Prevention Strategies, Palo Alto, April 10

Ellen Corman, manager of Stanford Health Care’s Farewell to Falls program, will be speaking about “Fall Prevention in Parkinson’s, Other Movement Disorders, and For Us All” at the Palo Alto/Menlo Park Parkinson’s Support Group on Wednesday, April 10, from 2:30-4:00pm at Avenidas in Palo Alto. No RSVP is required to attend. Falls are the leading cause of hospitalizations and nursing home rehabilitation stays for those living with Parkinson’s disease. Come learn strategies to prevent falls including the importance of exercise, managing medications and exploring minor home modifications.

Register now for “Stepping On” fall prevention program at Stanford, 7 Thursdays, beginning April 11

Register now for “Stepping On” fall prevention program at Stanford, 7 Thursdays, beginning April 11

Stepping On is an evidence-based program for older adults who have fallen or are at risk of falling. The program looks at falls and fall risks, safe footwear, vision, home and community safety, medication management and bone health. Exercises are introduced in class by a physical therapist and focus on strength and balance. Stepping On meets for 7 sessions for 2-hours each, and starts on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Read more..

April 2019 Webinars about Caregiving

April 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 Daylight Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in April 2019…

April 2019 Webinars about Parkinson’s

April 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 April 2019

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

April 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 April 2019.  See the list below of what else is happening near you…

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

Parkinson's Awareness Month is about bringing attention to the Parkinson's community.