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.

Exercise as Medicine – Apr 25, 1-3pm, RWC

Exercise as Medicine – Apr 25, 1-3pm, RWC

Becky Farley, PhD, neurorehab specialist and physiologist discusses the benefits of exercise and Parkinson Disease.  Dr. Farley is the founder of Arizona-based Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!).  She developed the LSVT BIG program, a physical therapy program designed for those with PD.  Her talk will address the basic science as she advocates for exercise as a first line of defense in PD. Stanford APDA, in cooperation with Kaiser Permanente (Dr. Ramon Quesdada and PT John Berdoulay) and other community organizations, is hosting Dr. Farley for four days of intensive instruction for PTs, OTs, and fitness instructors.  Our goal is to have more physical therapists, occupational therapists, and fitness professionals trained on exercise for the PD community.

Mar 2014, PD Support Groups Guest Speakers

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

February 2014 – Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Programs, Northern and Central California

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

January 2014 – Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Programs, Northern and Central California

Some Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have interesting speakers or programs lined up for January 2014.  See what's happening at a support group meeting near you.

December 2013 – Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Programs, Northern and Central California

Some Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have interesting speakers or programs lined up for December 2013.  Plus I snuck in one Michael J. Fox Foundation event that sounds like a great way for those with PD and "normal controls" to learn about clinical trials and research studies going on in Northern California (Stanford, SF VA, The Parkinson's Institute, UC Berkeley, UCSF). For support group meeting location, day/time, contact info, and RSVP details (if an RSVP is required or requested) for all Northern and Central CA support groups, see the Stanford Parkinson's webpage. What does it mean if a support group you sometimes attend isn't listed below?  It might mean that the group doesn't have its regular meeting this month, or the group is having a social event

November 2013 – Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Programs, Northerna and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have interesting speakers or programs lined up for November 2013.  Plus I've snuck in one SF Film Society screening in the list below -- "The Illness and the Odyssey," which is about an atypical parkinsonism disorder and features neurologist Oliver Sacks.

October 2013 – Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Programs, Northerna and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have interesting speakers or programs lined up for October 2013. 

September 2013 – Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Programs, Northerna and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have interesting speakers or programs lined up for September 2013.  Here's what happening at a support group near you.