A recent webinar from Neuroscience News & Research (NNR), part of Technology Networks, featured neurologist Dr. Roger Barker from the University of Cambridge (UK). Dr. Barker discussed the present state and future potential of therapies that could allow for actual healing of the brain in Parkinson’s disease (PD). We at Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach listened to the webinar and are sharing our notes.… Full Story>
Archives for November 2019
The Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach team would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! The office is closed on Thursday and Friday.
Excerpt: “The 83-year-old actor, who announced last year that he is living with Parkinson’s disease, plays a …lawyer. The film … doesn’t mask Mr. Alda’s shaking hands but keeps them in the frame, a visual contrast to the slick moves of the sharklike lawyers elsewhere in the movie. The actor … learned he had the nervous-system disorder in 2015 after his wife Arlene Alda told him he wasn’t swinging his arms when he walked. He began acting out his dreams in his sleep too, another early sign of Parkinson’s. Soon after, Mr. Alda got the diagnosis. To cope, he wedged a pillow between himself and his wife of 62 years to make it harder to reach her in those sleeping episodes and began an exercise regimen to lessen his symptoms that included boxing and marching to Sousa music.”… Full Story>
Many Northern and Central California Parkinson’s Disease (PD) support group meetings have speakers or discussion programs planned in November 2019. See the list below of what is happening near you…… Full Story>
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 November 2019…… Full Story>