Meeting Details & Presentations

  • October 8, 2011 - Caregiving 101: Jennifer Birch, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
  • February 4, 2012 - Deep Brain Stimulation: Jennifer Birch, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
  • March 3, 2012 - Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation (rTMS) and Parkinson's disease with Choi Deblieck, PhD. UCLA expert in transcranial magnetic stimulation. See also UCLA rTMS Study information flyer. Also discussed at the meeting was information regarding the National Parkinson Foundation "Aware in Care Kit."
  • April 7, 2012 - Medication Management and Related Studies for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease with Robert M. Hutchman, MD, CEO & Medical Director of The Hutchman Clinic and Hazel Hutchman Memorial Neuroscience Center and Neurosearch, Inc. Dr. Hutchman has graciously provided his presentations Parkinson's Disease: An Introduction (presented at meeting) and Medical Treatment of Parkinson's Disease for review.
  • May 5, 2012 - The art of Tai Chi and its benefits for Parkinson's disease. Presented by Brian Weaver of the TC Society. Also available is the information card regarding the society and the art of Tai Chi.
  • June 2, 2012 - Physical therapy for the Parkinson's patient. Jill Werner, BScPT, physical therapist. Please see her presentation on Exercise for PD and her contact information.
  • July 7, 2012 - Memory fitness. Holly Edge-Booth, Ph.D., neuropsychology.
  • July 28, 2012 - Union Church of Los Angeles, Little Tokyo Parkinson's Support Group. Powerpoint presentation by Jennifer Birch, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC "Caregiving for Parkinson's Patients"
  • August 4, 2012 - Jai-Hyon Rho, MD, PhD. Neurology. Sleep and the Parkinson's Patient.
  • September 1, 2012 - HOLIDAY - NO meeting.
  • September 22, 2012 - Union Church of Los Angeles, Little Tokyo Parkinson's Support Group. Powerpoint presentation by Sepehr Khonsari, MD "Rehabilitation Issues in Parkinson's Disease"
  • October 6, 2012 - Rehabilitation Issues in Parkinson's Disease presented by Sepehr Khonsari, MD, Diplomate American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • November 3, 2012 - Neurocognitive Function in Parkinson's Disease presented by Linda Philpott, PhD, neuropsychology. She made recommendation to use Lumosity Brain Games to help with memory.
  • December 8, 2012 (second Saturday) - Support Group Holiday Party (NOTE - change from usual schedule)
  • January 5, 2013 - Webcast: Parkinson's Disease: An Update: What You and Your Family Should Know and Questions and Answers courtesy of the National Parkinson Foundation. Mr. Wayne Pickerell, Vice President, Neurosearch and Neurosearch II regarding research opportunities in the areas of atypical antipsychotic medications for Parkinson's patients and treatments for orthostatic hypotension. Discussion about the Fox Trial Finder from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
  • February 2, 2013 - Patrick LoSasso, Certified Personal Trainer, CSCS, *D - "Prevention Thru Fitness"
  • March 2, 2013 - CANCELLED
  • April 6, 2013 - Huntington Hospital Senior Care Network, Kristin Tachiki
  • May 4, 2013 - Jai-Hyon Rho, MD, PhD. Neurology. Autonomic dysfunction in Parkinson's disease.
  • June 1, 2013 - Huntington Hospital Rehabilitation Services.
  • July 6, 2013 - Rehabilitation Issues in Parkinson's Disease (different from Oct 2012) presented by Sepehr Khonsari, MD, Diplomate American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • August 3, 2013 - Justine Dolan - Huntington Hospital Speech Therapy - LSVT LOUD
  • September 7, 2013 - CANCELLED
  • October 5, 2013 - Amy Bowman - Huntington Hospital Speech Therapy - Swallowing and dysphagia - Speech and Swallowing Resources (APDA via Stanford School of Medicine) and the Fraiser Water Protocol
  • November 2, 2013 - Huntington Hospital Physical Therapy - LSVT BIG
  • December 7, 2013 - Holiday Party
  • January 4, 2014 - CANCELLED
  • February 1, 2014 - Rehabilitation Issues in Parkinson's Disease (different from July 2013) presented by Sepehr Khonsari, MD, Diplomate American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • March 1, 2014 - Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease - Jennifer Birch, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
  • April 5, 2014 - Nutrition and Parkinson's Disease - Crystal Kwan, MPH, RD, Clinical Dietician Huntington Memorial Hospital
  • May 3, 2014 - Rose Bowl Aquatics Center - Aquatic Exercise - Presented by Leilani Scholtz, DPT
  • June 7, 2014 - Tyler C. Cheung, MD - Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist
  • July 5, 2014 - CANCELLED
  • August 2, 2014 - Question and Answer session and group discussion about vision, cognitive, driving, and other emotional issues surrounding Parkinson's Disease. Recommendation for neuro-ophthalmology and neuro-optometry for vision issues. Discussion about deep brain stimulation.
  • September 6, 2014 - Jai-Hyon Rho, MD, PhD. Neurology - Open discussion about Parkinson's Disease
  • October 4, 2014 - Jennifer Birch RN, MSN, ACNP-BC - Open Forum & Group Discussion
  • November 1, 2014 - CANCELLED
  • December 6, 2014 - No meeting - encouraged to attend Partners in Parkinson's Los Angeles - Pasadena Convention Center
  • December 13, 2014 - 11:30am!! Annual Holiday Party - NOTE DATE/TIME CHANGE to Second Saturday and at 11:30am
  • January 3, 2015 - Tyler C. Cheung, MD - Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist
  • February 7, 2015 - Deborah Leong, PhD - Neuropsychologist
  • March 7, 2015 - Open forum meeting
  • April 4, 2015 - CANCELLED
  • May 2, 2015 - Amy Bowman - Huntington Hospital Speech Therapy
  • June 6, 2015 - Open Forum
  • July 4, 2015 - CANCELLED (Independence Day)
  • August 1, 2015 -  Amy Bowman - Huntington Hospital Speech Therapy
  • September 5, 2015 - Susie Yong - Account Executive Los Angeles Neuroscience - Discussion about Duopa - a new Parkinson's medication
  • October 3, 2015 - Yvette Yeung, MD - Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease
  • November 7, 2015 - Tyler Cheung, MD
  • December 5, 2015 - 11:30 am!! Annual Holiday Party (note time change)
  • January 2, 2016 - CANCELLED - Happy New Year!
  • February 6, 2016 - Yvette Yeung, MD, neurology
  • March 5, 2016 - Gigi Desouki, founder and CEO Wellness on Wheels
  • April 2, 2016 - Argentine Tango dancing for Parkinson's patients presented by The Tango Room Dance Center
  • May 7, 2016 - The benefits of Tai Chi for Parkinson's patients - Bobbie Koonse at the YMCA of the Foothills (also an affiliate of the Center for Balance - see schedule)
  • June 4, 2016 - Tyler C. Cheung, MD - Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist
  • July 2, 2016 - CANCELLED - Indepedence Day Holiday
  • August 6, 2016
  • September 3, 2016 - CANCELLED - Labor Day Holiday
  • October 1, 2016 -  Tyler C. Cheung, MD - Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist
  • November 5, 2016 - Deep Brain Stimulation and Parkinson's Disease - Jennifer Birch, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
  • December 3, 2016 - 11:30 am!! Annual Holiday Party (note TIME CHANGE)
  • January 7, 2017 - postponed to Feb 2017
  • February 4, 2017 - postponed to May 2017
  • March 4, 2017 - New Deep Brain Stimulation Technology, Shannon Jaeger, Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical)
  • April 1, 2017 - Get off the Couch and Exercise! Amy Carlson - My Addiction... Parkinsons
  • May 6, 2017 - Rehabilitation issues in Parkinson's Disease - Sepehr Khonsari, MD, Diplomate American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • June 3, 2017 - Yvette Yeung, MD - neurology
  • July 1, 2017 - CANCELLED - Independence Day Holiday
  • August 5, 2017 - Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease - Jennifer Birch, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, Raymond Neurosurgery
  • September 2, 2017 - CANCELLED - Labor Day Holiday
  • October 7, 2017 - Tyler C. Cheung, MD - Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist
  • November 4, 2017 - Open Forum - Bring your questions for the moderator and each other
  • December 2, 2017 - 11:30am Holiday Party and Luncheon - TIME CHANGE TO 11:30AM!!
  • January 6, 2018 - Tyler C. Cheung, MD - Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist
  • February 3, 2018 - Rehabilitation issues in Parkinson's Disease - Sepehr Khonsari, MD, Diplomate American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • March 2, 2018 - NO MEETING.
  • SUPPORT GROUP DISSOLVING. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YEARS OF SUPPORTING ONE ANOTHER. WE WILL POST RESOURCES AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.
  • Pasadena Senior Center Parkinson's support group
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