Archives for September 2019

Former Stanford Movement Disorder Fellow to Speak at Palo Alto PD Support Group Meeting, October 9, 2:30-4pm

Former Stanford Movement Disorder Fellow to Speak at Palo Alto PD Support Group Meeting, October 9, 2:30-4pm

Dr. Kristin Andruska, movement disorder specialist, will be speaking on "Parkinson's Disease and the Gut" at the October 9th, Palo Alto PD Support Group meeting on Wednesday, October 9th, 2:30-4pm.  This will be the group's first meeting at Channing House, 850 Webster St., Palo Alto. 

Scientists find potential diagnostic tool, treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Scientists find potential diagnostic tool, treatment for Parkinson’s disease

In human cell cultures, countering a defect that appears to be nearly universal among patients with Parkinson’s disease prevents death in the cells whose loss causes the disease.

The Palo Alto Support Group has moved again! Join us at Channing House, second Wednesday of each month, 2:30-4pm.

The Palo Alto Support Group has moved again! Join us at Channing House, second Wednesday of each month, 2:30-4pm.

The Palo Alto Parkinson's Support Group meeting is moving again!  Our Wednesday, October 9th support group meeting will be in our new home at Channing House, 850 Webster St., Palo Alto.  Read more on how to find the new meeting location and join our email reminder list.

Driving Rehabilitation session scheduled on Thursday, October 17, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

Driving Rehabilitation session scheduled on Thursday, October 17, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

This is an informative driving rehabilitation session that will discuss the topics of the aging driver and requirements by the California DMV if a driver has had a change in medical status (such as being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease), suspended license, or let his or her license expire  The session will be held at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center.  The program is free but advance registration is required.

New APDA “Connecting Through Art” program to begin October 11, San Francisco

New APDA “Connecting Through Art” program to begin October 11, San Francisco

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is piloting a new program for people with Parkinson’s, “Connecting Through Art,” on Friday, October 11. With instruction from the Art Cart, the session will be focused on providing those living with Parkinson’s the space and ability to express feelings, emotions, and daily concerns through the activities of drawing and painting. The session is free, but advance registration is required.

Adaptive Driving Workshop scheduled on Thursday, October 3, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

Adaptive Driving Workshop scheduled on Thursday, October 3, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

This workshop will cover the referral process for a driving evaluation; identify the needs for adaptive driving controls; types of adaptive controls- mechanical vs electronic; costs associated with installing these adaptations; DMV requirements, and outline time frames associated with achieving competency for using adaptive controls.  The workshop will be held at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center.  The program is free but advance registration is required.

Stanford Neurosurgeon to discuss what to do when PD medications stop working. Palo Alto, September 19

Stanford Neurosurgeon to discuss what to do when PD medications stop working. Palo Alto, September 19

Casey Halpern, Neurosurgeon, Stanford Medicine, will discuss “Parkinson’s Disease: What to Do when the Meds Stop Working,” at the Stanford Quarterly Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) support group on Thursday, September 19, from 11:00-12:45 at the Wellness Room, Neuroscience Health Center. An RSVP is required to attend.