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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Category Archives: Research
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 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
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- this was found in ScienceDaily Parkinson’s disease protection may begin in the gut Date: October 5, 2016 Source: University of Iowa Summary: Your gut may play a pivotal role in preventing the onset of Parkinson’s disease. And the reason may … Continue reading
RonnieGram: Written by John Schiappi Peripheral Neuropathy: An Overlooked Adverse Effect of Long-Term Use of Carbidopa-Levodopa for Parkinson’s “Did we miss something? Is it conceivable that for 40 years we have overlooked an insidious long-term levodopa treatment adverse effect, such … Continue reading
RonnieGram: This surgery is just beginning Clinical trials. Hopefully it will be successful and gain FDA approval, possibly be a future alternative to deep brain stimulation. Unfortunately, even with the best of luck it will probably a long time before … Continue reading