Inspire Others, Share Your Story

Your story can mean the world to others! Regardless of your connection to Parkinson's disease, it could well be your personal journey that touches another person and ignites a sense of Optimism. Often we are most inspired when we see something of ourselves in another person's story. Please take a moment to share with the Parkinson's community what makes you Optimistic and give the gift of hope to others that a life filled with dignity and Optimism is possible.


APDA Partners with BioMech to Raise Funds and Get
Golfers with PD Back into the Swing

People with Parkinson's can enhance the joy of golf,
thanks to a cutting-edge and innovative golf club!

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In Memoriam

Joel M. Gerstel

April 23, 1935 -
January 21, 2016

APDA mourns the passing of Mr. Joel M. Gerstel, its former President and CEO who passionately served the organization and the Parkinson's community as a national board member and then as its Chief Staff leader for over 30 years.

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The Time Is Now...

6 New Cases an Hour,
164 Diagnosed Each Day...

An American is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease every 9 minutes, download our infographic to learn more.

Ease the Burden - Find the Cure

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