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.

July 2014, Guest Speakers/Programs at PD Support Groups in Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for July 2014.

Exercise as Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

The event we co-sponsored on April 25th got a nice write-up on Kaiser's website: When Ramon Queseda, MD, told his patient Linda Teichman that exercise could help her Parkinson’s symptoms, she was skeptical. But she followed his advice anyway.  Today, the Los Altos, Calif. woman is a model patient: She exercises five days a week, at least two more times than before her diagnosis a year ago. She says she’s stronger now.

Register Now for the Parkinson’s Disease & Parkinsonism (LBD, PSP, MSA, CBD) Caregiver Symposium

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 8am to 4:15pm Crowne Plaza Foster City JOIN US!

June 2014, Guest Speakers/Programs at PD Support Grps in Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for June 2014.  Thanks to our summer intern Lauren Stroshane, RN, for doing a lot of the legwork this month to collect the info.  (It's good to have help, regardless of what you do in life!)

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.

May 2014, Guest Speakers at Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for May 2014.  Here's what's happening at a support group near you.

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.

PD, PSP, CBD, MSA Research Studies Recruiting NOW in Northern and Central California

PD, PSP, CBD, MSA Research Studies Recruiting NOW in Northern and Central California

It has been awhile since the Stanford APDA Parkinson's Information & Referral Center published a list of all of the PD, MSA, PSP, or CBD research studies currently recruiting at non-profit institutions in Northern California.  Since April is Parkinson's Awareness Month, we decided to compile the list below to encourage everyone in the wider community to participate in at least one of these studies!

April 2014, Guest Speakers/Programs at Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings in Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for April 2014. Here's what's happening at a support group near you.