UCSD Parkinson's
Support Group Network

About Parkinson’s • For Parkinson’s • By Parkinson's

Contact David Higgins to learn more about our group and how to attend.

email: drhiggins@support4pd.org
or phone: (619) 565-0411

Click here for info about joining our meetings on Zoom.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our meetings are held online via Zoom.

Each month we offer three meetings for people with PD (Parkinson's Thursdays), three meetings for care partners (Care Partner Tuesdays), and a single meeting for both (Together Wednesday).

Meeting Schedule

For people diagnosed with PD
and related disorders

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*1st, and 3rd Thursdays
at 3:00 PM (
Pacific)

December 2, 2021

December 9, 2021

December 16, 2021

For Care partners,
family, and friends

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*1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays
at 3:00 PM (
Pacific)

December 7, 2021

December 14, 2021

December 21, 2021

For people with PD
and care partners

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*1st Wednesday
at 3:00 PM (
Pacific)

[No December Meeting}

January 5, 2022

Shared Information

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Katie Longardner, MD, Movement Disorder Specialist, UC San Diego Health.

Dr. Longardner discussed issues that complicate how levodopa, the most common medication taken to relieve motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, is absorbed into the bloodstream. These complications often lead to OFF periods that are more frequent, are less predictable, and last longer. Understanding these issues can improve the effectiveness of levodopa therapy.

Click here to view her presentation.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Sherrie Gould, NP, spoke to the Together Wednesday group about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy.

Unfortunately we are not able to share a video recording of her talk. But feel free to reach out to Kayla Eucker, (kayla.eucker@abbott.com, Ph: 424-744-7137, Clinical Specialist, Abbott Deep Brain Stimulation, Southern California) who may share resources about DBS.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Dr. Katie Longardner, Movement Disorder Specialist at UC San Diego Health, spoke to us about orthostatic hypotension and PD.

Click here to view her talk.

Suggested Reading

Ending Parkinson's: A Prescription for Action. by Ray Dorsey MD, Todd Sherer PhD, Michael S. Okun MD

Click here to learn more.

A Brief Guide to Parkinson's Disease for Patients and Family by Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Thank you Lorenzo Higley for recommending this useful reference!

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