Archives for February 2020

Senior care options – Webinar notes

Senior care options – Webinar notes

In mid-February 2020, Alzheimer’s Orange County offered a webinar on senior care options, featuring speaker Nikki Barrett, a licensed social worker in Orange County. She discussed what levels of care are available, from in-home care to skilled nursing; coverage by Medicare versus Medi-Cal; and the costs that can be associated with each level of care. Though the webinar was not specifically about Parkinson’s Disease (or any disorder), we at Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach guessed that this would be valuable information for our community. So, we listened to the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Are you feeling apathetic? – Webinar notes

Are you feeling apathetic? – Webinar notes

Recently, PMD Alliance offered a webinar on apathy in Parkinson’s disease, featuring a panel of speakers including two movement disorder specialists, a person with PD, and her wife, followed by a longer discussion with neurologist Mindy Bixby from Scripps Clinic.  They discussed what apathy means and how it can be confused with depression, as well as some tips and strategies for living with apathy.  We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach listened to the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Advanced Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease – Webinar notes

Advanced Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease – Webinar notes

In late January, the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario offered a webinar on Advanced Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease (PD), featuring speaker Devin Hall, MD. She gave an overview of treatments that sometimes used for later-stage PD, such as Deep Brain Stimulation, apomorphine injections, and levodopa intestinal gel (Duopa), discussing their benefits and drawbacks. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach listened to the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Optimal Exercise Strategies for Stability, Stamina, and Strength – Webinar notes

Optimal Exercise Strategies for Stability, Stamina, and Strength – Webinar notes

In January 2020, the Parkinson’s Foundation offered a webinar on Optimal Exercise Strategies for Stability, Stamina, and Strength, featuring speaker Joellyn Fox, DPT. She discussed how Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects strength, endurance, and balance; the importance of exercise and how it can impact these aspects of fitness; and tips and tricks to get past some of the hurdles that face people with PD who are trying to increase their physical activity. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach listened to the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

February 2020 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

February 2020 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's Disease (PD) support groups have meetings in February.  Plus there's a Parkinson's Summit in Fresno.  See the list below...