Archives for September 2020

Stanford movement disorder specialist to speak on closed loop deep brain stimulation at San Jose PD virtual support group meeting, October 2, 10am

Stanford movement disorder specialist to speak on closed loop deep brain stimulation at San Jose PD virtual support group meeting, October 2, 10am

As part of the San Jose Parkinson's virtual support group meeting on Friday, October 2, Stanford Movement Disorders Center director Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, will speak on "Entering the Era of Closed Loop DBS for Parkinson's Disease."  Then a panel of those with have had DBS will share their experiences.  The meeting will be presented via video.  No registration required. 

What’s New in PD Treatment, Webinar, Tuesday, September 22, 10:00am

What’s New in PD Treatment, Webinar, Tuesday, September 22, 10:00am

Join a free national webinar, sponsored by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) on Tuesday, September 22, from 10:00am-11:00am(PDT).  This webinar on the latest treatments for Parkinson's disease is the latest in the Spotlight series.  The speakers will be movement disorders specialist Marie Saint-Hilaire, and certified neuroscience registered nurse Cathi A. Thomas, both with Boston University Medical Campus and APDA.  The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

Our thoughts are with California, Oregon, and Washington

Our thoughts are with California, Oregon, and Washington

Our thoughts are with the Parkinson’s community and all those effected by the recent fires in California, Oregon, and Washington.

California PD Registry Update, Virtual Conference, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10am-noon

California PD Registry Update, Virtual Conference, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10am-noon

The California Department of Public Health was tasked with developing a Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Registry a couple of years ago.  On Saturday, September 26, 10am-noon, the department will share with the public their findings to date.  Register now as space is limited.

September 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

September 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 September 2020…

September 2020 Webinars about Parkinson’s

September 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 September 2020…

New York Times: Dizziness Upon Standing Can Lead to Falls and Fractures

New York Times: Dizziness Upon Standing Can Lead to Falls and Fractures

The problem, a brief but precipitous drop in blood pressure that causes lightheadedness or dizziness when standing up, is called orthostatic hypotension. New York Times: Dizziness Upon Standing Can Lead to Falls and Fractures