Archives for August 2020

Register now for “Current Developments and Future Enhancements in DBS,” Stanford webinar, September 17, 11am-12:30pm

Register now for “Current Developments and Future Enhancements in DBS,” Stanford webinar, September 17, 11am-12:30pm

Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach presents a webinar next month on deep brain stimulation (DBS).  Jaimie Henderson, MD, Stanford Neurosurgery, will discuss the latest developments in DBS surgery as well as future enhancements. This webinar is open to anyone interested in learning more about this treatment option, candidates, care partners and the community.

Our thoughts…

Our thoughts…

Our thoughts are with the Parkinson’s community and All Californians that have been effected by the recent fires! We hope for no loss of life or serious injury in our community. Keep us posted.

“The Unsung Longevity Factor of Social Connection” – Webinar notes (winter 2019)

“The Unsung Longevity Factor of Social Connection” – Webinar notes (winter 2019)

The focus of this webinar were the physical and mental health affects of loneliness and social isolation.  On the flip side, people who are socially connected are happier, healthier and live longer.  The speaker was Amy Yotopoulos, who was then with the Stanford Center on Longevity.  We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach listened to the webinar and are sharing our notes.

Tips For Better Living with Parkinson’s – Webinar notes

Tips For Better Living with Parkinson’s – Webinar notes

On June 24, the Davis Phinney Foundation offered a webinar on tips for better living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).  In a question and answer format, Dr. Michael Okun, a movement disorder specialist, discussed topics covered in his new book "Living with Parkinson’s Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Caregivers."

Intimacy in PD – Webinar Notes

Intimacy in PD – Webinar Notes

On June 18th, PMD Alliance presented a webinar called “Intimacy in PD.” Intimacy encompasses deep emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical closeness in a relationship. Both the motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s can have an impact on all aspects of intimacy. In addition, care partners face their own challenges, exacerbated by stress and current sheltering in place. This webinar features Dr. Sheila Silver, a clinical sexologist. This webinar may be of benefit to both caregivers and those with PD alike.

Stem cells & Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

Stem cells & Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

In mid-July, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) offered a webinar on stem cells and Parkinson’s disease (PD), hosted by Dr. Rebecca Gilbert and featuring Dr. Evan Snyder.  They discussed what stem cells are, how they may be applicable to PD, and what research is underway currently. There was also an extended question and answer session. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.   

“Caring for Someone with Parkinson’s Disease” – Speaker Notes

“Caring for Someone with Parkinson’s Disease” – Speaker Notes

WellMed Charitable Foundation today hosted a teleconference on "Caring for Someone with Parkinson's Disease (PD)."  The speaker was Elaine Book, MSW, clinic social worker for the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.  She addressed some of the challenges unique to PD caregiving, by stage of PD.  She also talked about management of caregiving responsibilities and self-care.  Plus there were good tips about communication.  We listened to the teleconference and are sharing our notes. 

Assessing balance with a physical therapist – APDA Webinar on August 12, 2020

Assessing balance with a physical therapist – APDA Webinar on August 12, 2020

Join the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) on Wednesday, August 12, 10-10:30am PT,  for a free webinar about the key components of a physical therapy visit to assess balance.  The speaker is Teresa Baker, NPT, from the Boston University Center for Neurorehabilitation.  This is the second of a three-part series focused on balance and Parkinson's Disease. 

Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Intentional Optimism-A Conversation with Bill Rasmussen

Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Intentional Optimism-A Conversation with Bill Rasmussen

Join a free national webinar hosted by the Medical Director of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), Rebecca Gilbert, MD, PhD, on Monday, August 10, from 9;00-10:00am PDT. Dr. Gilbert will host a conversation with Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN, who will speak about how he retains his optimism while living with the challenges of Parkinson’s disease. This is a program designed to help people with PD, family members, and care partners. 

Cognition and Psychosis – Webinar notes

Cognition and Psychosis – Webinar notes

In mid-June, the Parkinson and Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance offered a webinar on cognition and psychosis in Parkinson’s disease (PD), featuring geriatric psychiatrist Daniel Weintraub. He provided an overview of the neuropsychiatric and cognitive symptoms that can occur in PD, as well as how they are managed. Additionally, there was a question and answer session. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.