December 2015, PD Support Groups – Guest Speakers/Programs, Northern and Central California

A few Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for December 2015.  Here's what's happening at a support group near you. Do you need to know the support group meeting location, day/time, contact info, and how to RSVP if required?  Please refer to the Stanford Parkinson's website for all Northern and Central California support groups.

Local Lewy Body Dementia Support Group to Offer “Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference,” November 14, Santa Rosa

Local Lewy Body Dementia Support Group to Offer “Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference,” November 14, Santa Rosa

Brain Support Network (BSN) is hosting a "Dementia and Alzheimer's Caregiver Conference" on November 14, 8:30am - noon, Sonoma Country Day School, Santa Rosa.  Keynote speaker is brain health scientist Alireza Atri, MD, PhD, California Pacific Medical Center who will review the spectrum of dementia diseases, including Lewy Body Dementia, Alzheimer's, and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

November 2015, PD Support Groups – Guest Speakers/Programs, Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for November 2015.  Here's what's happening at a support group near you.

“Capturing Grace” Special Screening

“Capturing Grace” Special Screening

Dave Iverson's award winning film "Capturing Grace" will be screened at Stanford later this month as part of the United Nations Association Film Festival. The film tells the story of what happens when people living with Parkinson's disease join forces with a legendary New York dance company.  The Stanford screening takes place October 23rd at 8:30pm at the Stanford Medical School.

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Palo Alto, October 14

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to talk about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Palo Alto, October 14

Melanie Lising, MD, a movement disorder specialist at Stanford, will be talking about "Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) -- Everything you always wanted to know" at the Palo Alto Parkinson's Support Group meeting on Wednesday, October 14th, 2-3:30pm, at Avenidas.  This event is free and open to the public.  No need to RSVP.

October 2015, PD Support Groups – Guest Speakers/Programs, Northern and Central California

Happy fall to everyone!  But, please, no falls this month... Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for October 2015.  Here's what's happening at a support group near you.

September 2015, Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings – Guest Speakers or Programs, Northern/Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for September 2015.  Here's what's happening at a support group near you.

Stanford Neurosurgeon to talk about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in San Jose, September 4

Stanford Neurosurgeon to talk about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in San Jose, September 4

Casey Halpern, MD, a neurosurgeon at Stanford, will be talking about deep brain stimulation (DBS) at the San Jose Parkinson's Support Group meeting on Friday, September 4th, 10am-noon at St. Francis Episcopal Church in San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood.  This event is free and open to the public.  No need to RSVP.

RSVP Soon for Next Week’s DBS Presentation

Please RSVP as soon as possible for a special presentation on deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery the following Wednesday, August 26.  Bay Area DBS experts Jaimie Henderson, MD, and Rohit Dhall, MD, will be speaking about an exciting new collaboration between Stanford and The Parkinson's Institute to offer DBS treatment to Parkinson's patients.

August 2015, Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings – Guest Speakers or Programs, Northern/Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for August 2015.  Here's what's happening at a support group near you.