Archives for January 2020

February 2020 Webinars about Parkinson’s

February 2020 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 2020…

February 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

February 2020 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 Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in February 2020…

Eating Well with PD – Webinar notes

Eating Well with PD – Webinar notes

The Michael J. Fox Foundation offered a webinar on Eating Well with Parkinson’s Disease, featuring a panel of speakers including a doctor, a patient with PD, and two nutritionists. They discussed what makes up a “healthy” diet, what specific diet plans are out there, how to foster a healthy diet in everyday living, ways to adjust diet to accommodate medications and symptoms, and the role of vitamins and supplements. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach listened to the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

The Parkinson’s Institute’s medical director discussed the gut-brain connection — meeting notes

The Parkinson’s Institute’s medical director discussed the gut-brain connection — meeting notes

The Palo Alto Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease support group’s January 2020 meeting featured the medical director from the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center, Dr. Kristin Andruska. She discussed what we currently understand about the gut-brain connection and genetic testing for PD. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach attended the meeting and are sharing our notes.  

An international panel discusses exercise and PD – webinar notes

An international panel discusses exercise and PD – webinar notes

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, in the United Kingdom, hosted a panel webinar discussion on Exercise in Parkinson’s disease (PD) on January 8th, 2020. Panelists discussed why exercise is important in PD, how research suggests it likely affects the brain, and recommendations for those who would like to become more active. We at Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach listened to the webinar and are sharing our notes.

Stanford’s DBS patient panel shared their experiences – support group meeting notes

Stanford’s DBS patient panel shared their experiences – support group meeting notes

Stanford's Parkinson's Community Outreach Program hosts a quarterly deep brain stimulation (DBS) support group meeting for those wanting to learn more about this surgical treatment for Parkinson's Disease (PD).  The December 2019 meeting featured a panel of those who had already undergone surgical implantation with DBS.  Here are our notes from the meeting.

Stanford Sleep Specialist to discuss PD Sleep Issues, Palo Alto, February 12

Stanford Sleep Specialist to discuss PD Sleep Issues, Palo Alto, February 12

Emmanuel During, MD, a psychiatrist and neurologist with board certification in sleep medicine and director of the Stanford Parasomnia Clinic, will discuss REM-sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) and other parasomnias as well as his continuing research into possible treatment options for these disorders at the Palo Alto Support Group on Wednesday, February 12, from 2:30-4:00pm, at Channing House in Palo Alto. No RSVP is required to attend.

A panel of MJFF doctors held an in-depth Q&A session – Webinar notes

A panel of MJFF doctors held an in-depth Q&A session – Webinar notes

On January 6, the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) hosted a webinar called “Ask Us Anything,” with members of their leadership available to answer questions about Parkinson’s disease. They tackled questions that are frequently asked, such as how close scientists are to a cure for PD, as well as more specific inquiries, such as the purpose of a DaTscan or the use of mannitol. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach listened to the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Spotlight on Dyskinesia and Off:  Feeling Good Every Day

Spotlight on Dyskinesia and Off: Feeling Good Every Day

Join a free national webinar, hosted by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), on Wednesday, January 29th, 2019 from 10:00am-11:00am (PDT) to help you better understand dyskinesia and off time for Parkinson’s disease (PD). This program is designed to help people with PD, family members and care partners.

January 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

January 2020 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). Our policy is to share only webinars that are offered free to our community; that reflect a broad, science-based point of view; and that do not present a single solution (whether medical, surgical or other intervention) to the topic under discussion. All times shown are Pacific Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in January 2020…