June 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

June 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 June 2020…

June 2020 Webinars about Parkinson’s

June 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 June 2020…

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to discuss the status of research in PD, Webinar, June 2

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to discuss the status of research in PD, Webinar, June 2

Brent Bluett, DO, Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist, will discuss “The Status of Research in PD: Is There Hope?” online on Tuesday, June 2, beginning at 3:00pm Pacific Time. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

Deep Brain Stimulation Forum, hosted by Davis Phinney Foundation – Webinar notes

Deep Brain Stimulation Forum, hosted by Davis Phinney Foundation – Webinar notes

In April 2020, the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s presented an online Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Forum. The webinar featured two movement disorder specialists, including Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, MSE with Stanford, a couple of neurosurgeons, two people with Parkinson's, and two scientists from device manufacturers.  The speakers described DBS surgery, the best candidate, some limiting factors for qualifying as a candidate, current best practices, future improvements, programming considerations, the reduction of medications, and the efficacy of DBS as Parkinson's progresses.  We at the Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach listened to the webinar, and are sharing our notes.

2020 Care Partner Summit/Cumbre Para Cuidadores, Saturday, May 16, 9:00am-12:00pm

2020 Care Partner Summit/Cumbre Para Cuidadores, Saturday, May 16, 9:00am-12:00pm

The Parkinson’s Foundation is presenting its bi-annual Care Partner Summit/Cumbre Para Cuidadores virtually on Saturday, May 16, from 9:00am-12:00pm. The theme this year is “Planning for the Unpredictable Path of Parkinson’s Caregiving.” The Summit is recommended for anyone caring for someone living with Parkinson’s, including spouses, partners, adult children or friends. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

Sing Loud for PD. A weekly singing program throughout the month of May

Sing Loud for PD. A weekly singing program throughout the month of May

Offered in collaboration with the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), Guild Hall, and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Center for Parkinson’s disease, Sing Loud for PD is a chorus for people living with PD and their care partners. This fun, virtual program will unite us in song and music. No previous musical experience is required and all lyrics will be provided. The program is free, but registration is limited, and required.

Movement Disorders Specialist to discuss Understanding and Treating Pain in PD, Friday, Online, May 8, 10:30am

Movement Disorders Specialist to discuss Understanding and Treating Pain in PD, Friday, Online, May 8, 10:30am

Join a free national webinar, hosted by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)-Northwest Chapter, on Friday, May 8, from 10:30-11:30am. The program is designed for those living with or caring for someone with Parkinson’s and will help participants understand the causes of pain in Parkinson’s, and how this pain can be treated. The program is free, but preregistration is required.

May 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

May 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 May 2020…

May 2020 Webinars about Parkinson’s

May 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 May 2020…

Washington Post: She fell more than 30 times. For three years, doctors couldn’t explain why.

Washington Post: She fell more than 30 times. For three years, doctors couldn’t explain why.

At first, Hardy-Fanta thought her repeated stumbles had a simple cause: She was distracted. But when she racked up more than 30 falls in a three-year period — some for no apparent reason — she repeatedly asked her doctors whether an undiagnosed medical problem might be causing her to “drop like a log.”