Stanford movement disorder specialist to speak on closed loop deep brain stimulation at San Jose PD virtual support group meeting, October 2, 10am

Stanford movement disorder specialist to speak on closed loop deep brain stimulation at San Jose PD virtual support group meeting, October 2, 10am

As part of the San Jose Parkinson's virtual support group meeting on Friday, October 2, Stanford Movement Disorders Center director Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, will speak on "Entering the Era of Closed Loop DBS for Parkinson's Disease."  Then a panel of those with have had DBS will share their experiences.  The meeting will be presented via video.  No registration required. 

Current List of Parkinson’s and Atypical Parkinsonism Virtual Caregiver-Only Support Group Meetings, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, and Central California (as of July 2020)

Current List of Parkinson’s and Atypical Parkinsonism Virtual Caregiver-Only Support Group Meetings, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, and Central California (as of July 2020)

Caregivers need to have their own support group meetings or gatherings because they need to vent, share, learn tips and resources, and receive support from others walking the same path. Ideally, a caregiver to someone with Parkinson's Disease can attend a PD-specific caregiver support group. Or someone dealing with Lewy Body Dementia can attend an LBD-specific caregiver support group. And so on. With the pandemic, many support groups have moved to meet virtually while others have gone on hiatus until in-person meetings can occur once again.  Here's our list of the status of PD and atypical parkinsonism caregiver-only support group meetings in the SF Bay Area, other parts of Northern California, and Central California. 

Sleep and Parkinson’s Disease – Meeting notes

Sleep and Parkinson’s Disease – Meeting notes

The Palo Alto Parkinson’s Disease Support Group’s February 2020 meeting featured Dr. Emmanuel During, who specializes in neurology, psychiatry, and sleep medicine at Stanford.  He discussed the various types of sleep disturbances that can occur in Parkinson’s disease (PD), such as insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, and REM sleep behavior disorder, along with available treatments for managing these issues. There was also a question and answer session. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach attended the meeting and are sharing our notes. 

March 2020 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

March 2020 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson’s Disease (PD) support groups have meetings with guest speakers or programs in March.  See the list below…

February 2020 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

February 2020 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's Disease (PD) support groups have meetings in February.  Plus there's a Parkinson's Summit in Fresno.  See the list below...

The Parkinson’s Institute’s medical director discussed the gut-brain connection — meeting notes

The Parkinson’s Institute’s medical director discussed the gut-brain connection — meeting notes

The Palo Alto Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease support group’s January 2020 meeting featured the medical director from the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center, Dr. Kristin Andruska. She discussed what we currently understand about the gut-brain connection and genetic testing for PD. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach attended the meeting and are sharing our notes.  

Jan 2020 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Jan 2020 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Start off the new year by attending a Parkinson's Disease (PD) support group meeting near you!  Many Northern and Central California PD support groups have meetings in January.  See the list below... 

Dec 2019 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Dec 2019 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

While most Northern and Central California Parkinson's Disease (PD) support groups have holiday parties or are not meeting in December, a few groups do have meetings with speakers or programs.  See the list below of what is happening near you... 

Nov 2019 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Nov 2019 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's Disease (PD) support group meetings have speakers or discussion programs planned in November 2019.  See the list below of what is happening near you...

Oct 2019 – PD Events and Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Oct 2019 – PD Events and Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's Disease (PD) support groups meetings have speakers or discussion programs planned in October 2019.  See the list below of what else is happening near you…