Telephone: 650-721-8500

New
Workshop

This is a small interactive group workshop for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This free evidence-based workshop will help you learn concrete skills to better manage stress and challenging behaviors. 

Registration required.

 


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

4-week workshop

Psychiatry Building

401 Quarry Road
Second Floor, Room 2218
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE 

Next Date: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8
To register or for more information, call: 650-723-3461

Chair Reiki sessions help you relax, reduce stress or discomfort, and decrease pain. In this technique, while sitting in a chair, the Reiki practitioner either gently puts his/her hands on your shoulders, head and upper parts of the body or holds the hands slightly above your body in various positions to help your energy flow more easily. Reiki is very relaxing and often promotes a sense of peace and well-being.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Every Monday & Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Every Thursday
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

(no session 11/20, 11/21, 11/23, 12/25, 12/26, 12/28, 1/1, 1/2)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
3rd Floor Patient Lobby Area & Infusion Treatment Area
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, please call 650-721-8500
New
Class

People living with MS can experience cognitive changes in some form. Learn exercises and strategies to help focus your attention, improve memory, and planning and problem-solving skills. Realize your optimal thinking skills utilizing techniques that have everyday applications. CogniFitness is a fun and educational 5-week series that will help you keep the mind moving and develop new techniques to strengthen your cognitive skills.

Registration required.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Wednesday
(October 18-November 15)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Getting Here »

213 Quarry Road
Basement Level, Room 0511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

To register or for more information, call 800-344-4867
Led by: A Stanford medical librarian

Finding health-related information on the Internet that is reliable, current, and evidence-based takes knowledge and skill. With a focus on Neuroscience, participants in this program will learn the basics of good research techniques and sources of trustworthy information online. 


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Dates and times vary, appointments only

Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road
Health Library Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA

Getting Here »

FREE

To schedule an appointment, please call 650-723-9933

Caregivers Workshop is a skills-based class designed to provide support, education, and resource materials to caregivers. This program is designed to help caregivers cope with stress, deal with changing family roles, meet the physical and emotional needs of the patient, improve their own mental and physical health, and take advantage of community resources.

Registration required.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

To register or for more information, please call 650-721-8500
Led by: Sandra Deanne and Aileen Aboudi

The Speech Communication Group was created for individuals who have experienced a stroke or other neurological impairment. In a relaxed and informal setting, Stanford’s highly skilled speech language pathologists facilitate the group and provide participants with the opportunity to practice speech, language, and cognitive skills, experience the camaraderie of those with similar challenges, take pleasure in the social aspect of group therapy and have fun. The group also organizes a variety of community outings.

Registration is required. 


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

3rd Monday of the month

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Drive
3rd Floor, Rehabilitation Department
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 10/16, 11/20, 12/18
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500

Lectures

New

This is an informative driving rehabilitation session which will discuss requirements by the DMV for those who have had a change in medical status, suspended license or who have let their license expire. Resources will be available including those for individuals who may be interested in modified hand controls and ideas about wheelchair vans.

Registration required.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500

This chair ­­­yoga class is designed to safely provide caregivers and patients with a set of moderate, stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises. This yoga sequence proceeds with gentle breathing, attitude bolstering, warmups, and standing balances (with chair support). For deepening relaxation, it uses a mindfulness bell to promote one-pointed focus.

Walk-ins welcome.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Wednesday
(no class 11/22, 12/27)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
1st Floor, Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500

Our classes are based on the innovative Dance for PD program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise to help people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to inspire movement and expression. Dancing in chairs, at a barre, or standing, experienced teaching artists lead participants in an enjoyable blend of modern dance, ballet, and social dancing. While strengthening, balancing, and moving in rhythm to live music, people with PD also experience the power of dance and music to sharpen attention, inspire, and empower. Supported by the National Parkinson's Foundation.

Walk-ins welcome.

To watch the Stanford Medicine video of Dance for Parkinson's, click here.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Every Monday and Friday
(no class 10/13, 11/24, 12/22, 12/25, or 12/29)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500

Set your short term memory up for long term success with the Dance to Remember classes. This program entails physical exercise, socialization, and memory exercises which are all beneficial to your memory. Participants will engage with various types of dancing that will accommodate seniors in the early stages of memory loss (Mild Cognitive Impairment). Periodically throughout the class participants will partner up and ask each other questions about each other, and at the end try to remember their partners answers. This is a wonderful program for anyone experiencing early signs of memory loss that would like to be proactive about slowing the rate of memory or loss or improving their memory.

Walk-ins welcome.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Friday

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, please call 650-721-8500
New

Mat yoga is for clients who can get up and down without another person's assistance. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Attendees will be guided through stretches and circulatory warm-ups, a complete set of joint-mobilizations, and several strengthening exercises, supplemented with classical yoga asanas (positions), and finishing with a few minutes of progressive relaxation. Brief mindfulness practice and a final healing affirmation are offered.

Walk-ins welcome.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Friday
(no class 11/24, 12/29)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
New
Fitness

Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment.  Seamless integration of gentle meditative movements and mindfulness meditation will be offered in each class. Regular practice of mindfulness is beneficial to our physical and emotional well-being and will promote our potential for self-healing and cultivating self- compassion.

Patients, family members, and caregivers are welcomed. No prior experience is necessary.
Walk-ins welcome.

 


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Every Monday
(no class 11/20, 12/25, 1/1)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500

This exercise program is designed specifically to target PD symptoms. Exercise moves performed in this class are the building blocks for everyday movement and are performed with large amplitude, high effort, and attention to action in multiple postures. There are two class options depending on the participants’ physical strength and mobility.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Every Thursday | 2 classes back-to-back
(no classes 11/23, 12/28)
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. &
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500

Ever done Pilates? Never done Pilates? Either way, have some serious fun in this circuit through various pieces of Pilates equipment: reformers, towers, chairs, and barrels. Instructors will help you learn or relearn how to move in a wonderful healthy environment designed to get you moving! This class is intended for those who can get off the floor independently.

Registration required.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Tuesday
(no class 11/21, 12/26, 1/2)

DefineIt Personal Training and Wellness Studio

981 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA 94070

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
Hosted by Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

In this class, people of all ages and stages can engage in exercises that enhance their ability to tap into their vital life force energy (Qi) via skillful application of an ancient and time-established Chinese healing exercise craft (Gong). We will work on mindful breathing, movement, posture, coordination and energetic flow, weaving in meditative and mindful awareness to enhance vitality. Come join us and gain greater vitality, relaxation and transformation in mind, body, spirit, and emotional whole-person well-being.

Walk-ins welcome.

To learn more about the Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, click here.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Every Wednesday
(no class 11/22, 12/20, 12/27)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE  

For more information, call 650-721-8500
Fitness
Supported by National Parkinson Foundation

This Tai Chi class will help build balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength and can be performed by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Tai Chi strengthens the body, quiets and calms the mind and emotions, and improves overall health and well-being. This Tai Chi class is supported by a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation.

Walk-ins welcome.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday
(no class 12/26, 1/2)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
New
Fitness

Supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association, this class teaches Argentine Tango as an exercise for improving movement and balance for adults with Parkinson’s.  Through musicality and movement of Tango patterns, you are taught to become more aware of your center of balance and body movement while having the enjoyment of dancing.

Students must able to walk onto the dance floor to join the class.  No previous experience in Tango or any other form of dance is necessary.  The class is open for anyone from a beginner through experienced dancer along with their partners (bringing a partner is preferred but not necessary). 

Walk-ins welcome.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Every Wednesday
Starting November 8th
(no class 11/22, 12/27)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For quesitons call: 650-721-8500

At Stanford, we have treated over 1,000 acoustic neuromas over the last 20 years with surgery and radiosurgery. The Stanford Cyberknife Program is one the most active and experienced Cyberknife programs for acoustic neuromas in the U.S.

Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a slow-growing benign tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the ear and the brain. The tumor usually starts growing in the internal auditory canal, and presses against the hearing and balance nerves as it grows.

If you have been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge, and are a great resource for patient education and resources available to acoustic neuroma patients and families. Support group meetings will be co-moderated by acoustic neuroma patients. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon and acoustic neuroma expert Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

The Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meets bimonthly on the first Thursday of the even month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Speakers will be available for questions.

Past Talks:

August 3, 2017: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentation and Panel Discussion" by Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, Hilary Bagshaw, MD and Antonio Meola, MD, moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD

May 4, 2017: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Acoustic Neuroma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 2, 2017: "New data in the medical literature regarding acoustic neuroma treatments" by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

November 3, 2016: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentation and Panel Discussion" by Geffrey Appelboom, MD, and Navjout Chaudhary, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

August 4, 2016: "Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Facts and Controversies" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

May 5, 2016: "Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients," by Matthew Fitzgerald, PhD, Chief of Audiology, Stanford University

February 4, 2016: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Christopher Bilbao, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and Clement Ho, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology. Moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery.

December 3, 2015: "Balance Function in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Joyce Chadderdon, PT, NCS, Stanford University

October 1, 2015: "Myths and Facts Regarding the Management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

August 6, 2015: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Christopher Bilbao, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and Scott Soltys, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

June 4, 2015: "Controversies in the Diagnosis and Management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 2, 2015: "The Genetics of Acoustic Neuroma" by Achal Achrol, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

February 5, 2015: "The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Three Different Surgical Approaches for Acoustic Neuroma Surgery" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

December 4, 2014: "Treating Balance Issues with Vestibular Therapy" by Joyce Chadderdon, PT, NCS, Senior Physical Therapist, Stanford Health Care

October 2, 2014: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Gordon Li, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and John Oghalai, MD, Department of Otolaryngology. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

August 7, 2014: "How Acoustic Neuroma Pre-Treatment Symptoms Respond After Treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

June 5, 2014: "Current Status of Hearing Aids for Patients with Acoustic Neuromas", by Gerald Popelka, PhD, Department of otolaryngology, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 3, 2014: "The Role of a Neuro-oncologist in the Management of Acoustic Neuroma Patients" By Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 6, 2014: "Coping with the Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma", by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

December 5, 2013: "History of Acoustic Neuroma Treatments with a Q&A", by Dr. Robert Jackler, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University.

October 3, 2013: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion"

June 6, 2013: "Questions to Ask Yourself When Seeking Treatment for Your Acoustic Neuroma", by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 4, 2013: "Understanding Radiation: What It Is and How It Works", by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 7, 2013: "Causes and Treatments for Tinnitus", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

December 6, 2012: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Acoustic Neuroma", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 4, 2012: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion", by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Nikolas Blevins, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology; and Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery

August 2, 2012: "Dealing with Balance through Vestibular Therapy", by Joyce Chadderdon, Vestibular Physical Therapist

June 7, 2012: "Treatments for Acoustic Neuromas - Myths and Facts Regarding the Different Options" by Steven D. Chang, MD Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 5, 2012: "Anxiety, Depression, and Coping with the Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuromas" by M. Bret Schneider, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

February 2, 2012: "Current Status of Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Gerald R Popelka, PhD, Professor and Chief of Audiology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

December 1, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Acoustic Neuromas" by Alison Ryan, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

October 6, 2011: "Causes and Treatment of Headaches in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Dr. Michael Leong, MD, Assistant Professor, Stanford Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford

August 4, 2011: "Update from the 2011 Natational Acostic Neuroma Association Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio" by Dr. Scott Soltys, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford

April 7, 2011: "Controversies in Diagnosis and Management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven D. Chang, MD Professor Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

February 3, 2011: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Diron Cassidy, MPT Good Samaritan Hospital

December 2, 2010: "Tinnitus in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by John S. Oghalai, MD Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

October 7, 2010: "Hearing Tests and Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Gerry Popelka, PhD, Stanford Audiologist

August 5, 2010: "Current Medical Literature on Acoustic Neuroma" by Scott Soltys, MD, Stanford Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncologist

June 3, 2010: "Balance Issues and Treatments in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Nikolas Blevins, MD, Stanford Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

April 1, 2010: "Current Treatment Modalities for Acoustic Neuroma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery

August 4, 2016: "Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Facts and Controversies" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford
Thursday, November 2, 2017
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2103
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

This group offers a safe place to allow you to share your emotions, learn more about available supportive services, and cope with other people who may be experiencing similar problems to your own.

Made possible with support from the ALS Association Golden West Chapter.

Walk-ins welcome.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

3rd Saturday of the month

Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road
Room 208
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 10/21, 11/18, 12/16
For more information, call 650-721-8500

Our goal is to support individuals with brain injury in the mid-peninsula community. We host peer support group meetings to provide opportunities for individuals & caregivers to connect and learn from one another. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and their friends and families.

For more information, visit ssbi.stanford.edu.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road
Room 308
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16
For more information, call 408-659-0159

Come share your story, get important medical updates, and learn about coping with symptoms and psychological changes. This group is for patients and families.

Walk-ins welcome.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Last Thursday of each month

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Valet Parking is provided

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Free

Next Date: 10/26, 11/30

­Join the new Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) Support Group. This interactive group is designed to provide support, education, and networking to individuals diagnosed with FND. The group will be facilitated by Stanford-affiliated social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and neuropsychiatrists. Doctors and researchers from Stanford’s Neurology and Psychiatry departments will occasionally join as guest speakers. This program is developed in partnership with the patient advocacy group, FND Hope. Join to learn and share with others who understand the complexities of living an FND life. 

Registration required.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 10/9, 11/13, 12/11
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
New

Are you caring for a loved one with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's disease, or a related dementia? You are not alone. Join our support group to connect with others experiencing similar challenges. The group offers a safe space for peer support and to share information and learn about available resources.

The Memory Disorders Caregiver Support Group is facilitated by the Stanford Health Care Aging Adult Service's Memory Support Program.

If your loved one has a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, he or she may wish to participate in the Dance to Remember offering located at the Wellness Room 1511 while you attend this support group.

Walk-ins welcome.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Conference Room 0511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 10/27, 11/17, 12/22
For more information, call 650-721-8500
Support Group

Join us to learn about the latest treatment options, network with other meningioma patients, and find encouragement and support. Family members, caregivers, friends and interested persons are encouraged to attend.

No registration necessary; please just drop in! Refreshments will be provided.

The meetings are free of charge and co-moderated by meningioma patients. They consist of 20 minutes of speaker presentation, 20 minutes of patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

Benefits of attending a local support group include:

  • Communicating in a nurturing, non-judgmental environment with others who have shared a common meningioma experience.
  • Sharing information on dealing with specific problems, overcoming handicaps, and reassuring others that better times lie ahead.
  • Educating and informing each other about the latest meningioma topics of interest.
  • Providing emotional support to all patients, both pre- and post-treatment.

 

Past Talks:

June 1, 2017: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Steven Chang, MD and Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

December 1, 2016: "New Developments on the Treatment of Meningiomas - News and Results from the 10th International Congress on Meningiomas, June 2016" by Steven D. Chang, MD Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

September 1, 2016: "New Advances in Radiosurgery for Meningiomas" by Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, Stanford University

June 2, 2016: "What causes Meningiomas to develop in the first place?" by Steven Chang, MD Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

March 3, 2016: Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussions" by Clem Ho MD, Stanford Radiation Oncology, and Christopher Bilbao, DO, Stanford Neurosurgery. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Nov. 5, 2015: "Treatment Options for Memory Loss and Cognitive Problems due to Meningiomas" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 9, 2015: "What Does it Mean When You Have Multiple Meningiomas?" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 7, 2015: "The Genetics of Meningioma" by Achal Achrol, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University 

March 5, 2015: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussions" by Patrick Swift, MD, Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Gordon Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

January 8, 2015: "Managing Dizziness and Balance in Patients With Meningiomas" by Diron Cassidy, Vortex Physical Therapy

November 6, 2014: "Surgical and Nonsurgical Advances for the Treatment of Meningiomas and Other Brain Tumors" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 4, 2014: "When meningiomas turn bad: What does it mean to have an atypical or malignant meningioma?" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 10, 2014: "How hormones can influence meningioma growth, symptoms, and patient well being" by Lawrence Katznelson, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Endocrinology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 1, 2014: "The role of a neuro-oncologist in the management of meningioma patients" by Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

March 6, 2014: "Meningioma Case Presenations and Panel Discussion, Including endoscopic surgical approaches" by Jayakar Nayak, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology; Gordon Li, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

November 7, 2013: "Management of Headaches in Meningioma Patients" by Sheena Aurora, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 5, 2013: "Which meningiomas should not be treated" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 11, 2013: "Meningiomas and Seizures: How to identify and treat seizures in meningioma patients" by George Nune, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 2, 2013: A live tour of the Cyberknife at Stanford, followed by a discussion of the "Appropriate uses of radiosurgery for the treatment of meningioma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

March 7, 2013: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Meningiomas and their treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

January 10, 2013: "New Developments on the Treatment of Meningiomas - News and Results from the 8th International Congress on Meningiomas, November 2012", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

November 1, 2012: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery; and Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford 

September 6, 2012: "Hormones and their influence on Meningioma prevention and treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford July 12, 2012: "Anxiety, depression, and coping with the diagnosis of Meningiomas" by Bret Schneider, MD, Consulting Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery, Stanford

May 3, 2012: "Radiation for meningiomas - a discussion of the various types of radiation used to treat brain and spine meningiomas" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncologist, Stanford

March 1, 2012: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Meningioma Patients - How to treat balance problems and prevent them from returning” by Diron Cassidy, MPT, Physical Therapist, Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance

January 5, 2012: "Management of pretreatment and posttreatment headaches and seizures in meningioma patient" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

November 3, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Meningiomas" by Erika Connor, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

September 1, 2011: "Meningiomas- epidemiology, symptoms, and treatment options" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Thursday, December 7, 2017
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor
Conference Rooms CC2103-CC2104
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

For questions, please call: 650-725-9456
Support Group

We offer a friendly, supportive, and confidential environment for MS patients, their family and friends to come and meet with others who are living with MS. We have guest speakers at some meetings including medical providers and other resources available to the MS community.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

2nd and 4th Mondays of the month

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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FREE

Next Date: 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11
For more information, call 408-921-9888

A meeting for those living with MG and their loved ones. A welcoming place to discuss care management techniques, new drugs, clinical trials, and living life to the fullest.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

October 10

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-497-5934

The following support groups are open to Parkinson's and Parkinsonism (LBD, PSP, MSA, CBD) caregivers only and are facilitated by a social worker. Please RSVP one day in advance of each meeting so that we can keep the group size small to facilitate discussion.

Registration is required. To get on an email list, please email or call Robin Riddle at rriddle@stanford.edu and specify which meeting(s) you are interested in joining.


LOCATIONS

Mission Villa Memory Care
995 E. Market St.
Private Dining Room
Daly City, CA 94014
2nd Tuesday of the month
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Silverado Memory Care
Community Library

1301 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002
1st Thursday of the month
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2650 Sand Hill Rd.
Wyatt Hall Meeting Room
Menlo Park, CA 94025
2nd Friday & 3rd Tuesday of
the month
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Foothills Congregational Church
461 Orange Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94022
2nd Tuesday of the month
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.


 

 


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Dates and times vary by location

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-724-6090

This group is open to anyone interested in learning about Parkinson's. No RSVP is required. The group usually has an expert presenter speaking about an aspect of Parkinson's (diagnosis, treatment options, motor and non-motor symptoms, exercise, etc.) and occasionally has a member discussion-focused meeting.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

2nd Wednesday of the month

FREE

Next Date: 10/11, 11/8, 12/13
For more information, call 650-724-6090

Open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson's before age 50. The group has frequent expert presenters and occasional group discussion.

Please call before attending for the first time.

New location: 11/14, 12/12, 1/9
Stanford Hospital
300 Pasteur Drive
3rd Floor, Board Room H3210
Palo Alto, CA 94305


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

2nd Tuesday of the month

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

725 Welch Rd.
Board Room
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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FREE

Next Date: 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9
For more information, call 408-464-8718
Support Group

Please join us for a friendly and supportive environment for stroke patients, their family and caregivers. This support group, in partnership with the Pacific Stroke Association, will have guest speakers every other month, focusing on a holistic approach to provide wellness to the stroke community.

October 4 – Support Group
November 1 – "Stress, Health, and Hypnosis" by David Spiegel, MD
December 6 – Support Group

If you are interested in attending one or more of these presentations, please register by calling 650-721-8500.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 10/4, 11/1, 12/6
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500

For those who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, you are not alone! Please join us at Stanford to learn about the new treatment options and to share your experience with others going through similar situations.

If you have been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge and are a great resource for patient and family education. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

Past Talks:

August 23, 2017: "How Different Facial Pain Symptoms Determine Treatment Success Rates" by Steven Chang, MD - Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 10, 2017: "Coping with the diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by M. Bret Schneider, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

February 8, 2017: "Overview of Trigeminal Neuralgia Medications" by Niushen Zhang, MD, Dept. of Neurology, Stanford University

August 25, 2016: "Non-surgical procedures for facial pain" by Xiang Qian, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine Division, Associate Medical Director, International Medical Services

May 11, 2016: "Percutaneous treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Xiang Qian, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine Division, Associate Medical Director, International Medical Services

February 17, 2016: "Classification of 7 Face Pain Types," by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 14, 2015: "What Causes the Pain in the Trigeminal Nerve, and How the Different Treatment Options for Trigeminal Neuralgia Work" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

August 12, 2015: "Surgical Options for Facial Pain Syndromes" by Casey Halpren, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University Medical Center

June 10, 2015: "How Previous Procedures for Trigeminal Neuralgia Impact the Success of Second Procedures" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 8, 2015: "Medical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Meredith Barad, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Neurology & Neurological Sciences

February 18, 2015: "Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia using Radiosurgery" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

October 8, 2014: "Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia with Medications" by Robert Cowan, MD, FAAN, Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences

August 13, 2014: "The Seven Types of Facial Pain" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

June 11, 2014: "Innovative Injection Therapies for TN Face Pain" by Dr. Xiang Qian, and “Behavioral Management Strategies for Chronic Pain” by Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, ANP-BC.

February 12, 2014: "Overview of Facial Pain Program"

October 9, 2013: "Novel Treatments of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain" by Jamie Henderson, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

August 14, 2013: "Anxiety, Depression, and Coping with the Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

June 12, 2013: "Management of Facial Pain" by Robert Cowan, MD, Professor of Neurology

April 10, 2013: "Classification of 7 Face Pain types" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

November 15, 2012: "Facial Pain" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Lower Level, Room 0511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500