A panel of MJFF doctors held an in-depth Q&A session – Webinar notes

A panel of MJFF doctors held an in-depth Q&A session – Webinar notes

On January 6, the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) hosted a webinar called “Ask Us Anything,” with members of their leadership available to answer questions about Parkinson’s disease. They tackled questions that are frequently asked, such as how close scientists are to a cure for PD, as well as more specific inquiries, such as the purpose of a DaTscan or the use of mannitol. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach listened to the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Spotlight on Dyskinesia and Off:  Feeling Good Every Day

Spotlight on Dyskinesia and Off: Feeling Good Every Day

Join a free national webinar, hosted by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), on Wednesday, January 29th, 2019 from 10:00am-11:00am (PDT) to help you better understand dyskinesia and off for Parkinson’s disease (PD).  This program is designed to help people with PD, family members and care partners.  Please share this invitation with anyone in your support network whom you feel will benefit from this information.

January 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

January 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). Our policy is to share only webinars that are offered free to our community; that reflect a broad, science-based point of view; and that do not present a single solution (whether medical, surgical or other intervention) to the topic under discussion. All times shown are Pacific Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in January 2020…

January 2020 Webinars about Parkinson’s

January 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).  Our policy is to share only webinars that are offered free to our community; that reflect a broad, science-based point of view; and that do not present a single solution (whether medical, surgical or other intervention) to the topic under discussion.. All times listed are Pacific Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to those living with Parkinson’s in January 2020...

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

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

Start off the new year by attending a Parkinson's Disease (PD) support group meeting near you!  Many Northern and Central California PD support groups have meetings in January.  See the list below... 

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to discuss the latest Parkinson’s Research, Palo Alto, January 8

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to discuss the latest Parkinson’s Research, Palo Alto, January 8

Brent Bluett, DO, Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist, will discuss "The Latest Parkinson's Research: Is There Hope?" at the Palo Alto Support group on Wednesday, January 8, from 2:30-4:00pm, at Channing House in Palo  Alto. No RSVP is required to attend.

Happy Holidays from The Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach team

Happy Holidays from The Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach team

The Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach team would like to wish you and your family warm and happy holidays!  The office is closed until Monday, January 6th.

NYT: Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation

NYT: Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation

Excerpt:  "Now, Dr. [Christian R.] Baumann warns all patients with stimulators never to go into deep water alone.  ... How the devices could interfere with swimming is not known. Dr. Baumann and his colleagues suggested that in some patients the signals may somehow affect a brain region that is crucial for coordinating limb movement. He said other complicated, learned skills might also be affected: Some patients said they could no longer ski after receiving stimulators, and one said he could not play golf anymore." 

December 2019 Webinars about Caregiving

December 2019 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 December 2019…

December 2019 Webinars about Parkinson’s

December 2019 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 December 2019…