Connecting those in need
Our mission is to offer programs that empower those with Parkinson’s Disease and their Care Partners to be proactive in managing their day-to-day lives, working to delay progression and committing to living well with Parkinson’s. Our shared experiences and triumphs drive everything we do, and strengthen our resolve to spread the message… “You may have Parkinson’s, but Parkinson’s does not have you.”
Thank you for visiting our website. Click the links on the right to view our latest News Letter, learn more about our classes, and don’t miss our Speaker Meetings! Visit the Artist’s Among Us Art Gallery, and read about News and Events, and How You Can Help. For links to helpful websites, visit the Local Resources page.
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Schedule of 2017 Upcoming Events
May 9 – Dr. Farbman, US World Meds
Dr. Farbman will be discussing Apokyn. His talk will include discussing the Parkinson’s disease state and current therapies for off episodes. He will do a slide presentation first and then he will have time for questions and answers. Apokyn has actually been on the market for 13 years. His clinic specializes in Neurology and he is a Movement Disorder Specialist. He specializes in Parkinson’s Disease.
Speaking about Apokyn/PD and the management of off episodes.
Dr. Eric S. Farbman, M.D. is Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of Movement Disorders Center at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
As an author of many publications and presenter of all aspects of Neurological disorders, Dr Farbman will speak to us on May 9, 2017 on the drug, Apokyn.
Apokyn (apomorphine) has some of the same effects as a chemical called dopamine, which occurs naturally in your body. Low levels of dopamine in the brain are associated with Parkinson’s disease.
Apokyn is used to treat “wearing-off” episodes (muscle stiffness, loss of muscle control) in people with advanced Parkinson’s disease.
He will address side effects, dosage, etc. so our members will become more informed about what is on the market to help address Parkinson’s.
Dr. Farbman will also address other current research that he is conducting at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
June 13 – Dr. David Bearman, Cannabis and PD
One of the most clinically knowledgeable physicians in the US in the field of medicinal marijuana. He has spent 40 years working in substance and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs. Dr. Bearman was a pioneer in the free and community clinic movement. His career includes public health, administrative medicine, provision of primary care, pain management, and cannabinology. Registration not required. 2:15 pm, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 4575 Auhay at Arroyo, SB.
July 11 – Family Potluck at Tuckers Grove at noon
August 8 – Dr. Sapna M. Patel-Ross, MD
Dr. Patel attended the University of Southern California (USC) for her undergraduate studies. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology from Loma Linda University. Dr. Patel completed 5 years of training in Neuropsychology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), which included an APA-approved clinical internship in Geriatric Neuropsychology and a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences.
Following completion of her training, she opened up her private practice, and held positions as a clinical instructor at UCLA Department of Geriatric Neuropsychology and as a Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital. Her clinical work has focused on conducting evaluations for adults with neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia), movement disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease), stroke, traumatic brain injuries, pre- and post- surgical interventions (deep brain stimulation, epilepsy, organ transplant), multiple sclerosis and psychiatric disorders.
September 12 – Acadia Pharmaceuticals
October – Dr. Tan and Dr Tagliati
Dr Tan and Dr Tagliati have agreed to speak in October at our monthly speakers meeting. Date and time to be announced later.
December 12 – PASB Holiday Potluck at noon
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Rail Road Days Fundraiser
Artists Among Us
PASB is profiling the Artists among our group of members to showcase their art. Whether you are a person with Parkinson’s, a family member, caregiver or friend, art can be a wonderful outlet for the daily stresses of life.
If you would like to join our group of Artists Among Us, please email us at email@example.com to have your artwork featured on our website.
Call (805) 617-0049 or visit their website http://www.dashsb.com.
Thank YOU! We would like to thank all of you who have generously donated to PASB, which enables us to continue to offer classes, educational meetings and support to our Parkinson community.
Living With Parkinsons
This short documentary co-produced by Michael J. Fox provides a glimpse into the daily realties of living with Parkinson’s disease.
“Overcoming” is a short film from Anna Mayer Studios that looks at the incredible journey of perseverance and hope of a talented dog photographer. Barbara Breitsameter is an award winning dog photographer who’s career almost ended when she was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease. She was determined to find a way to overcome her disease and still take wonderful dog photographs. The ability to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome is something I learned in the Marine Corps and I’m glad to see that Barbara learned it as well so she can continue to share her photos with the world.” To see more by Anna Mayer visit Little Studio Creative” where “Little Studio Creative” links to littlestudiocreative.com.
RailRoad Days ~ Gary Siegel, Model RailRoad Master
Climb aboard and watch Gary Siegel’s G Scale backyard model train layout!
Watch the trains run through rolling hills filled with miniature trees and villages at the Annual RailRoad Days Fundraiser on June 7th and 8th!
Parkinson's Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families
Actor and Parkinson’s patient Michael J. Fox provides an inside perspective in the American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation’s latest patient education video, “Parkinson’s Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families”.
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Visit the National Parkinson Foundation Website: There are 5 pages (the most visited) on the NPF website that are translated to Spanish at this link: http://parkinson.org/Parkinson-s-Disease/Recursos-en-Espanol Also, here at this link is a free Spanish webinar about Parkinson’s: http://event.netbriefings.com/event/npf/Live/navigating/register.html
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