APDA American Parkinson Disease Association
Information & Referral Center

2012 Events
Organized by the Stanford APDA I&R Center

Genetics and PD
A presentation by Rosalind Chuang, MD, movement disorder specialist at Stanford Movement Disorders Center

Monday, June 4, 3-4:30pm
Avenidas, Dining Room, 450 Bryant, Palo Alto 94301

Rosalind Chuang, MD, is a specialist in the assessment and treatment of movement disorders, with expertise in Parkinson’s Disease. She has a deep interest in the genetics of movement disorders and identifying families with inherited forms of PD. Dr. Chuang will discuss what is known about genetics and PD and what genetics research is going on now. She is the principal investigator of the PaGeR study at Stanford.

The event is free but space is limited.

RSVP by 6/1/12 -- via email or phone 650-724-6090 -- to ensure your seat, handouts, and refreshments. (Please do not contact Avenidas to RSVP. Note that this event is in addition to the regular Palo Alto PD support group meeting on June 13.)

Refreshments generously provided by Teva Neuroscience, Inc.

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"My Father, My Brother, and Me" – One Family's Struggle with PD
A presentation by Dave Iverson, host of KQED radio and TV programs

Monday, May 7, 3-4pm
Avenidas, Dining Room, 450 Bryant, Palo Alto 94301

Dave Iverson will highlight many of the points made in his 2009 PBS Frontline documentary profiling his family's struggle with Parkinson's Disease. He will also show some excerpts from a PBS NewsHour story he produced on PD and dance.

Mr. Iverson is probably best known to many in the Bay Area as the Friday host of KQED Radio's "Forum" program. He was a special correspondent in Haiti covering the aftermath of the earthquake for the PBS NewsHour.

The event is free but space is limited.

RSVP by 5/3/12 -- via email or phone 650-724-6090 -- to ensure your seat, handouts, and refreshments. (Please do not contact Avenidas to RSVP. Note that this event is in addition to the regular Palo Alto PD support group meeting on May 9th.)

Refreshments generously provided by Medtronic.

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Making Connections: Communication with a Loved One with Dementia
A presentation by Judith London, PhD

Monday, March 19, 1:30-3pm
Parc Regent, Community Room, 1 West Edith Avenue, Los Altos 94022

Communication is more than the ability to exchange words; it is the ability to connect. This program will provide strategies to improve overall communication and help prepare for possible behavioral changes and ways to respond should they occur.

Presenter. The speaker is Dr. Judith London, a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in treating those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. London will speak about how relatives, friends and caregivers of people with advancing dementias can reach out to re-establish a meaningful connection and communicate.

Who should attend? This presentation can benefit all family caregivers (care partners), family members, friends, and professional caregivers of persons with dementia, whether it be Parkinson's Disease Dementia, dementia associated with parkinsonism, or any neurodegenerative disorder.

There is no charge to attend but you must RSVP as space is limited. Reservations are on a first come basis.

RSVP by Friday 3/16 to Robin Riddle [rriddle], via email or phone 650/724-6090

After you RSVP, you will be sent info about parking and finding the Community Room.

 

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