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.   

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.   

A Stanford neurosurgeon answered questions about Deep Brain Stimulation

A Stanford neurosurgeon answered questions about Deep Brain Stimulation

Stanford’s Parkinson’s Community Outreach Program hosts a quarterly deep brain stimulation (DBS) support group meeting for those wanting to learn more about this surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The June 2020 meeting featured Dr. Daniel Kramer, a neurosurgeon and clinical instructor at Stanford, who answered audience questions pertaining to DBS. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the discussion and are sharing our notes.

Wellness and remote care in PD during Covid-19 – Webinar notes

Wellness and remote care in PD during Covid-19 – Webinar notes

In early June, the Parkinson’s Foundation hosted a webinar on wellness and remote care for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) during the coronavirus pandemic, featuring a panel of movement disorders specialists. They discussed how to maintain wellness in the face of the challenges presented by Covid-19, and how to access care going forward. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Managing blood pressure – Webinar notes

Managing blood pressure – Webinar notes

In early June, the Parkinson’s Foundation offered a webinar on managing blood pressure in Parkinson’s disease (PD), featuring neurologist Albert Hung. He discussed how PD impacts blood pressure (BP) regulation, how to diagnose BP issues, and approaches to treating BP in those with PD. There was a short question and answer session as well. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Neurotrophic factors – Webinar notes

Neurotrophic factors – Webinar notes

In early June, the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, and Parkinson’s Movement offered a webinar on research into growth factors in the brain that could potentially be useful for treating neurodegenerative disease. The presentation featured a panel of speakers involved in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research. They discussed the findings of a workshop and consensus paper published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, describing the types of growth factors that exist, how one can deliver growth factors to the brain, and what clinical trials have been conducted over the years. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Young Onset Parkinson’s: A conversation on our unique needs – Webinar notes

Young Onset Parkinson’s: A conversation on our unique needs – Webinar notes

In late May, Parkinson Canada offered a webinar on young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD), commonly defined as a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) before the age of 50. The webinar featured a panel of four speakers who all have young-onset PD.  They discussed their YOPD experiences, from diagnosis to medications to general topics on living with the condition. The speakers also answered audience questions. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Urinary dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

Urinary dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

In early June, the Parkinson and Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance offered a webinar on urinary dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease (PD), featuring Dr. Jalesh Panicker, who specializes in urinary issues in people with neurologic disorders. He discussed the urinary problems that can arise in PD, including urgency, frequency, and nighttime urination, touching on why these issues occur in PD and what can be done about them. There was a question and answer session as well. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Navigating a new Parkinson’s diagnosis – Webinar notes

Navigating a new Parkinson’s diagnosis – Webinar notes

In late May, the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) offered a webinar on navigating a new Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis, featuring a panel of speakers including a movement disorders specialist and individuals who have PD. They discussed common questions that one may have after a new PD diagnosis, how to get the best care, considerations around starting medication, and when to disclose the diagnosis to others. There was a question and answer session as well. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Depression and Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

Depression and Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

In mid-May, the Parkinson Society of British Columbia offered a webinar on depression and Parkinson’s disease (PD), featuring Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez. He discussed the symptoms and treatment options for depression, as well as the state of research into depression and PD, briefly touching on experimental forms of neurostimulation to address depression. There was a question and answer session as well. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.