Archives for July 2020

Neuropalliative and Supportive Care – Webinar Notes

Neuropalliative and Supportive Care – Webinar Notes

On June 8th, PMD Alliance presented a webinar called “Neuropalliative and Supportive Care.” Palliative care is often associated with hospice care and terminal illnesses such as cancer. There is a growing expansion of the palliative care model into neurological diseases to support a range of health-related quality of life concerns. This includes the management of medical, psychiatric, psychosocial and spiritual well-being. 

Neurotrophic factors – Webinar notes

Neurotrophic factors – Webinar notes

In early June, the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, and Parkinson’s Movement offered a webinar on research into growth factors in the brain that could potentially be useful for treating neurodegenerative disease. The presentation featured a panel of speakers involved in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research. They discussed the findings of a workshop and consensus paper published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, describing the types of growth factors that exist, how one can deliver growth factors to the brain, and what clinical trials have been conducted over the years. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

July 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

July 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 July 2020…

July 2020 Webinars about Parkinson’s

July 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 July 2020…

Young Onset Parkinson’s: A conversation on our unique needs – Webinar notes

Young Onset Parkinson’s: A conversation on our unique needs – Webinar notes

In late May, Parkinson Canada offered a webinar on young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD), commonly defined as a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) before the age of 50. The webinar featured a panel of four speakers who all have young-onset PD.  They discussed their YOPD experiences, from diagnosis to medications to general topics on living with the condition. The speakers also answered audience questions. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.