November 2016 Issue of “Nature Insight” Devoted to Neurodegenerative Diseases, including Parkinson’s

November 2016 Issue of “Nature Insight” Devoted to Neurodegenerative Diseases, including Parkinson’s

This is for the scientists among us!  The November 2016 issue of Nature Insight is devoted to neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's Diseases.  In part due to extended lifespan, neurodegenerative diseases are increasing in prevalence. 

Reminder – “Fall back” on Sunday and prevent falls in PD

Reminder – “Fall back” on Sunday and prevent falls in PD

Even though we are "falling back" on Sunday November 6th, remember our motto -- no falls!  Not backwards falls or forward falls, or any kind of falls.  You mind consider a fall prevention class.

Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program Calendar of upcoming Autumn events is now available

Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program, run by Nurse Coordinator/Program Manager T. C. Cowles, is a wonderful resource for anyone living with or caring for someone with one of more than 20 neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s, no matter where they are seen for their care.  The current calendar of events is now available.

Tips for Talking with Your Doctor

Tips for Talking with Your Doctor

The National Institute on Aging points out that:  "You only have 18 seconds -- that's the average time a doctor waits before interrupting a patient.  Be prepared for your visit."  Check out the NIA's guide on preparing to meet with your doctor - both a new doctor or a doctor you've seen previously.

Stanford participates in the first National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day

Stanford movement disorder specialist neurologists, nurses, researchers, and staff participated in the first National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day in Silicon Valley on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

Raise awareness of PD by speaking with your family, friends, and neighbors about it. Contact a local newspaper, radio station, or TV station about how you are coping with Parkinson's Disease. Start a blog about positive and negative aspects of Parkinson's -- if you are living with it or caring for someone with PD.

Dr. Kathleen Poston’s research lab at Stanford is currently recruiting healthy male controls (no PD) and PD participants (male or female)

Dr. Kathleen Poston’s research lab at Stanford is currently recruiting healthy male controls (no PD) and PD participants (male or female)

The research lab is conducting a computer-based study that looks at working memory and attentional control in Parkinson's. Previous studies have show that working memory can sometimes be impaired in Parkinson's patients.

KTVU News: New Technology Used to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

KTVU News: New Technology Used to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, director of the Movement Disorders Center at Stanford, was featured on KTVU's news coverage of deep brain stimulation (DBS).  DBS has shown promise in treating Parkinson's Disease and other conditions.  This TV news story discusses how scientists are now using the technology to eavesdrop on problem neural circuits.

WSJ: Specialized Care Urged for Treating Parkinson’s Disease

This recent Wall Street Journal article notes that only 40-60% of Parkinson's patients ever seek care from a movement disorders specialist. We are very lucky in Northern and Central California to have a large number of terrific PD specialists.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

You have about a week left to raise awareness of PD by speaking with your family, friends, and neighbors about it. Contact a local newspaper, radio station, or TV station about how you are coping with Parkinson's Disease. Start a blog about positive and negative aspects of Parkinson's -- if you are living with it or caring for someone with PD.