Welcome!

The mission of the Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo is to provide information, resources, and social interaction to support people living with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregiving community. 


Meetings and Activities

PNMD in-person support groups – Sat. July 16

10:00 am – 12 noon, Grace Presbyterian Church
2100 Tice Valley Blvd.,  Walnut Creek


Tri-Valley in-person support group – Sat. July 9

10:30 am – 12 noon, Lynnewood United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton, CA


PD Fit Club – in-person exercise class led by Petra Fibrichova
Mondays – 10:00 – 11:15 am, Oak Room at Grace Presbyterian Church
(Bring your mat)  

For additional information:
In-person meeting update March 2022

On-line support groups, exercise and activity groups continue – more information below. We are continuing to produce monthly recorded programs as well as live-streamed Lunch and Learn programs. 

 All of our recorded content is available on our YouTube channel.  The buttons below link to individual playlists –

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June Virtual Program Link

Multiple videos to keep you updated on important developments, resources and human stories in managing Parkinson’s Disease:

🎯   Michael Okun, MD answers questions about emerging therapies for Parkinson’s. (Summary and full interview) 
🎯  Try this one-minute exercise for PD! 
🎯  Urinary disfunction in Parkinson’s – Arun Mathur, MD.
🎯  Brain and body fitness – Friday exercise from the Parkinson Foundation.
🎯  Key areas of research being funded by the Parkinson Foundation.


The Shaky Times Newsletter

June 2022 Shaky Times

  • Parkinson Progressive Markers Initiative
  • Apathy and Parkinson’s
  • Search for a Better Metaphor
  • What’s the Point?

Previous issues of the Shaky Times


July Lunch and Learn Program:

Wednesday, July 20 – 12-1 pm

Topic:  Managing the Return of Parkinson’s Symptoms With a Unique Inhaled Treatment.

Speaker: Dr Salima Brillman

Dr Salima Brillman is the Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of Silicon Valley in Menlo Park, California.  Dr Brillman earned her medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico.

An Investigator in several trials, Dr Brillman’s research focuses on Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, Alzheimer disease, and other neurological disorders.

 

Zoom meeting links will be sent in a PNMD email.  If you are not on our mailing list, please request the link by sending an email to web@pnmd.net.  


Support Group Meetings on Zoom

We have organized Support Group meetings on Zoom so that we can connect with one another.

Women with Parkinson’s – first Saturday
Men with Parkinson’s – small groups – various times
Caregivers – first Friday

Tri-Valley Chapter -Saturday, March 12
       Contact Mary Behrendt, mary.behrendt@pnmd.net

Contact information for these groups on the Meetings page.


Parkinson Exercise, Movement, Communication Classes

Details – Classes for Parkinson’s

classes


Become a member today or renew your membership! Click on this link to join or renew online!

If you have any questions, please contact us at 925-939-4210, or email  president@pnmd.net.

To sign up for emails or re-subscribe to emails from the Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo,   Click Here

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 3127, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-0127

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