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 (

January 13 2022

January 20, 2022

February 3, 2022

For Care partners,
family, and friends

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

January 11, 2022

January 18, 2022

February 1, 2022

For people with PD
and care partners

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*1st Wednesday
at 3:00 PM (

February 2, 2022

Shared Information

COVID Update Slides

Prepared for the Thursday, January 13, 2022 Parkinson's Support Group meeting.

Click here to view.

COVID Update.web 220113

Opportunities to Participate in Studies

Latin American Research consortium on the GEnetics of Parkinson's Disease
Are you Latino? Have you been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease? LARGE-PD is now recruiting Latino patients in the US to determine if the same genetic factors, that affect patients in Latin America also apply to those living in the US.

Click here for more information. (en español)

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!

Recommendations from Care Partner meeting (January 12, 2022 )

  • Every Victory Counts manuals for people with PD and their Care Partners published by the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s. Click Here (Thank you Lorenzo)

    • Two comprehensive “manuals” are offered for people with Parkinson’s and for their care partners.

    • The manuals are offered as printed books or digital (PDF) versions.

    • There is no charge for these manuals but you will be asked to provide some information about yourself to receive them.

    • Davis Phinney Foundation is a trusted non-profit organization.

  • Emotional Well-being article from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Click here. (Thank you, April)

    • This is an example of the types of articles published by the Parkinson’s Foundation that focus on specific issues confronting people living with Parkinson’s and their care partners.

    • This article as well as their entire library of articles and reference books are made available for no charge.

    • Parkinson’s Foundation is a trusted non-profit organization.

  • Southern Caregiver Resource Center support services organization. Click here https://www.caregivercenter.org

    • This non-profit organization provides services for individuals and families who need support for their loved ones, including Parkinson’s.

    • Their services are available throughout San Diego County.

    • Southern Caregiver Resource Center is a trusted non-profit organization.

Upcoming Events

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In-Person and Zoom Classes 5 Days a Week!

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Parkinson's Organizations & Partners