Stanford Movement Disorders Specialist Kathleen Poston to speak at conference, October 23

Stanford Movement Disorders Specialist Kathleen Poston to speak at conference, October 23

Dr. Kathleen Poston, director of the Stanford Movement Disorders Center, will be speaking on "The Prodrome of PD" at the PANC Annual Conference on Saturday, October 23, 2021.  A "prodrome" is when we can see some symptoms of early Parkinson's disease (PD) but not enough to warrant a diagnosis.  Another term used is "preclinical."  Dr. Poston will address whether there are motor and non-motor signs that can help identify PD earlier.  Registration for the full-day conference -- in-person in Roseville and virtually -- is open now.  

Stanford Health Care Webinar on Fall Prevention, Scheduled for September 22

Stanford Health Care Webinar on Fall Prevention, Scheduled for September 22

On the first day of fall, we always see "fall prevention awareness" events.  This year is no different.  On September 22, 2021, 4pm, join Stanford's Farewell to Falls team for a 90-minute webinar on aging-in-place safely through home safety checks and assistive devices.  Register today. 

Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Getting Involved in Parkinson’s Disease Research – APDA Webinar on September 17, 9am PT

Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Getting Involved in Parkinson’s Disease Research – APDA Webinar on September 17, 9am PT

On the next episode of "Dr. Gilbert Hosts," Dr. Lisa Shulman will discuss clinical trials and other research opportunities for people with PD and their care partners.  Register now for this American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) webinar, taking place on September 17, 9am PT.

Stanford Movement Disorders Center seeking study participants with PD, without dementia, and with delusions or hallucinations

Stanford Movement Disorders Center seeking study participants with PD, without dementia, and with delusions or hallucinations

The Movement Disorders Center is seeking participants with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who do not have dementia and who do have either delusions (false or mistaken beliefs) and/or hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there) to study an investigational drug.  This study is being conducted to see if the investigational drug might improve the activities of daily living in PD patients.  Participants must have a relative, housemate, or friend assist during the study. 

Stanford’s SPRING study of gait in PD seeking participants

Stanford’s SPRING study of gait in PD seeking participants

The Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab at Stanford University is seeking participants for the SPRING (Stanford Parkinson’s Research In Neuromodulation for Gait) Study.  The SPRING Study aims to investigate the safety and feasibility of adaptive deep brain stimulation (aDBS) for impaired gait and freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease (PD).  The study's goal is to advance the development of patient-specific DBS therapy to improve quality of life for people living with PD. 

Building Stronger Caregiving Partnerships Through Better Communication

Building Stronger Caregiving Partnerships Through Better Communication

Back in December of 2018 the Parkinson's Foundation hosted a caregiver summit in Phoenix, AZ.  I was beyond impressed with the information provided by Dr. Angela Roberts, PhD in her talk on Building Stronger Caregiving Partnerships Through Better Communication.

Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Complementary Therapies for PD – APDA Webinar on August 4, 9am PT

Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Complementary Therapies for PD – APDA Webinar on August 4, 9am PT

On the next episode of "Dr. Gilbert Hosts," Dr. Britt Stone will share her expertise on complementary therapies (such as acupuncture, massage and yoga) and integrative medicine (which focuses on healing the whole person, using complementary therapies in combination with standard approaches) for PD.  Register now for this American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) webinar, taking place on August 4, 9am PT. 

Denise Dagan Featured on Lewy Body Dementia Panel – Recording Available

Denise Dagan Featured on Lewy Body Dementia Panel – Recording Available

Our very own Denise Dagan addressed the Lewy body dementia caregiving journey following the virtual screening of the new Robin Williams documentary “SPARK" in late June.  The event was co-hosted by Brain Support Network and Family Caregiver Alliance.  The recording is now available. 

“Driving Wellness” – APDA MA Webinar, July 13, 10am PT

“Driving Wellness” – APDA MA Webinar, July 13, 10am PT

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA MA) is hosting a webinar next week, July 13, at 10am PT, on driving wellness for Parkinson's Disease (PD).  PD can lead to changes in vision, physical movement, and thinking skills which can impact driving safety over the course of the disease. The speaker will address these changes.  Register now. 

Following Robin Williams Documentary, Denise Dagan to be Featured on Lewy Body Dementia Panel, Wed, June 30, 11am PT

Following Robin Williams Documentary, Denise Dagan to be Featured on Lewy Body Dementia Panel, Wed, June 30, 11am PT

Our very own Denise Dagan will be addressing the Lewy body dementia caregiving journey following the virtual screening of the new Robin Williams documentary "SPARK."  The event is co-hosted by Brain Support Network and Family Caregiver Alliance.  Register now.