Stanford Sleep Specialist to discuss PD Sleep Issues, Palo Alto, February 12

Stanford Sleep Specialist to discuss PD Sleep Issues, Palo Alto, February 12

Emmanuel During, MD, a psychiatrist and neurologist with board certification in sleep medicine and director of the Stanford Parasomnia Clinic, will discuss REM-sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) and other parasomnias as well as his continuing research into possible treatment options for these disorders at the Palo Alto Support Group on Wednesday, February 12, from 2:30-4:00pm, at Channing House in Palo Alto. No RSVP is required to attend.

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 Thanksgiving from The Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach team

Happy Thanksgiving from The Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach team

The Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach team would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!  The office is closed on Thursday and Friday.  

The Palo Alto Support Group has moved again! Join us at Channing House, second Wednesday of each month, 2:30-4pm.

The Palo Alto Support Group has moved again! Join us at Channing House, second Wednesday of each month, 2:30-4pm.

The Palo Alto Parkinson's Support Group meeting is moving again!  Our Wednesday, October 9th support group meeting will be in our new home at Channing House, 850 Webster St., Palo Alto.  Read more on how to find the new meeting location and join our email reminder list.

Driving Rehabilitation session scheduled on Thursday, October 17, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

Driving Rehabilitation session scheduled on Thursday, October 17, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

This is an informative driving rehabilitation session that will discuss the topics of the aging driver and requirements by the California DMV if a driver has had a change in medical status (such as being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease), suspended license, or let his or her license expire  The session will be held at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center.  The program is free but advance registration is required.

New APDA “Connecting Through Art” program to begin October 11, San Francisco

New APDA “Connecting Through Art” program to begin October 11, San Francisco

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is piloting a new program for people with Parkinson’s, “Connecting Through Art,” on Friday, October 11. With instruction from the Art Cart, the session will be focused on providing those living with Parkinson’s the space and ability to express feelings, emotions, and daily concerns through the activities of drawing and painting. The session is free, but advance registration is required.

Adaptive Driving Workshop scheduled on Thursday, October 3, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

Adaptive Driving Workshop scheduled on Thursday, October 3, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

This workshop will cover the referral process for a driving evaluation; identify the needs for adaptive driving controls; types of adaptive controls- mechanical vs electronic; costs associated with installing these adaptations; DMV requirements, and outline time frames associated with achieving competency for using adaptive controls.  The workshop will be held at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center.  The program is free but advance registration is required.

Stanford Neurosurgeon to discuss what to do when PD medications stop working. Palo Alto, September 19

Stanford Neurosurgeon to discuss what to do when PD medications stop working. Palo Alto, September 19

Casey Halpern, Neurosurgeon, Stanford Medicine, will discuss “Parkinson’s Disease: What to Do when the Meds Stop Working,” at the Stanford Quarterly Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) support group on Thursday, September 19, from 11:00-12:45 at the Wellness Room, Neuroscience Health Center. An RSVP is required to attend.

Check out the “Share Your Insights” Survey

Check out the “Share Your Insights” Survey

The American Parkinson Disease Association is conducting its annual survey of those in the Parkinson's Disease community.  Please complete the brief survey by September 18, 2019. 

Stanford Specialist to discuss Urological Issues and Parkinson’s, Palo Alto, July 10

Stanford Specialist to discuss Urological Issues and Parkinson’s, Palo Alto, July 10

Ekene Enemchukwu, MD, Urologist in Stanford’s Urology Department, will be speaking about “Urological Issues in Parkinson’s Disease” at the Palo Alto Parkinson’s Support Group on Wednesday, July 10, from 2:30-4:00pm at Avenidas. No RSVP is required to attend.