Located in the San Francisco East Bay area of California with chapters in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton.
March Virtual Program
Now available on Meetings Page
Lunch and Learn programs:
Wed, April 21
Topic: Deep Brain Stimulation
Mary Cochran Abraham, NP
Kaiser Permanente Memory Center
Wed, May 19
Topic: Parkinson’s Disease –
More Than Motor Symptoms
Stephen E. Hall, MD
UCSF Dept of Psychiatry
Recording from March
Lunch and Learn on Meetings Page
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After learning last year that Parkinson’s Action Network was merging with MJFF, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s research, I was concerned that this would be the end of an annual forum in Washington D.C.. I was pleased to … Continue reading
The March meeting of PNMD was another success at Grace Presbyterian Church in Walnut Creek with about 110 people in attendance. The day started with the support meetings for men, women and caregivers then went to the general session. Bill Clinch … Continue reading
by Lance Gershen, Co-president, Parkinson’s Network of Mount Diablo I am writing about my journey with Parkinsons Disease and some of the issues it brings up. I’d like to focus on the doctor patient relationship, having been a physician for 47 … Continue reading
The PNMD board has voted to increase our annual dues from $30.00 to $50.00 starting January first, 2017. We have not taken this decision lightly. Last year, our dues accounted for only 13% of our income. The rest came from … Continue reading
Thanks Ronnie for finding this and to the Davis Phinney Foundation for the article. Check out their other articles. November 21, 2016 Gathering with family and friends to share a special meal is … Continue reading
PD Movement Classes: Are you getting the exercise you need? These might help! • Walnut Creek o Parkinson Movement Classes at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek: § Mondays: 9:30 – 11:00. PD Boot Camp. A variety … Continue reading
How caffeine could help slow Parkinson’s disease Written by Honor Whiteman Published: Monday 3 October 2016 A number of studies have suggested caffeine has the potential to slow Parkinson’s disease. Now, researchers have built on these findings, creating caffeine-based compounds that could … Continue reading
Smell tests, biomarkers and colon biopsies: New approaches to early identification of Parkinson’s disease
RonnieGram: This article is from ScienceDaily. Smell tests, biomarkers and colon biopsies: New approaches to early identification of Parkinson’s disease Date: May 30, 2016 Source: European Academy of Neurology Summary: Early diagnosis and starting treatment as early as possible are … Continue reading
RonnieGram: Robin Williams did not have Parkinson’s disease. He had Lewy body disease. This heartbreaking article is directed to clinicians. But the missed diagnosis and the pathos of his widow Susan’s story can resonate with many of us. Mrs. Susan … Continue reading
RonnieGram: Peripheral neuropathy is disorder of nerve(s) apart from the brain and spinal cord. Patients with peripheral neuropathy may have tingling, numbness, unusual sensations, weakness, or burning pain in the affected area. Oftentimes, the symptoms are symmetrical and involve both … Continue reading