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We are offering a limited opportunity to make a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s disease and receive Alice Lazzarini’s inspiring memoir, Both Sides Now: A Journey from Researcher to Patient.Now through the end of November, as a special thank you to our generous supporters who make a $35 donation or more to APDA, we will personally send you a paperback copy of this compelling story at no cost.
This month, APDA launched a new PSA, “Live with Optimism,”
nationwide. This exciting new initiative was developed
to raise awareness and critical funds that will continue to
Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for the 1 million
people in the U.S. living with Parkinson’s disease.
We hope you will take a moment to watch this important PSA
and share it with all your friends and family.
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.
Are you interested in becoming more involved?
Whether you are living with PD, know someone
who is, or just want to support a good cause...
Get involved and live with optimism.
Parkinson's Disease and DepressionDepression is more common in PD patients than in the general community. Although there had been a running argument for decades as to whether this was “part of the disease,” that is, due to the loss of brain cells in particular parts of the brain, or whether this was a “reactive” process, “wouldn’t you be depressed if you were diagnosed with a progressive, incurable, possibly disabling disorder,” I think most PD experts would say that both answers are correct.
11/20 & 11/21/14 - Tucson, AZ - El Tour de Tucson Expo and Bike Ride
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has partnered with Luxe Studio to design and create the exclusive, handcrafted APDA “Optimism Jewelry Collection”. This exclusive jewelry line is the perfect gift that keeps giving, with Luxe Studio generously donating 30% of all proceeds to the APDA to help Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for more than 1 million people in the United States living with Parkinson’s disease.
You can order online or call 918-928-6458
US Neurology and European Neurological Review enables time-pressured physicians to stay abreast of key advances and opinion in neurological practice in the US and Europe. The journals comprise balanced and comprehensive articles written by leading authorities addressing the most important and salient developments in the neurological field.
Your support today will bring Optimism to more than 1 million individuals and families impacted by Parkinson's disease.
First Steps Towards a Vaccine for Parkinson's disease
by Alice Lazzarini, PhD
On July 31st, the Austrian biotech company, AFFiRiS AG announced the results of an early-stage trial of a vaccine intended to treat Parkinson’s disease. This is the first such study in Parkinson’s, although there has been work with similar strategies in Alzheimer disease.
Read more here
Meet APDA’s Research Grant Awardees
APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board has selected 11 grant applications (seven research grants and four post-doctoral fellowships) and the Board of Directors approved for funding in 2014/15 APDA is pleased to present a synopsis of this year’s awards to support scientists whose research promises new insights into the disease. Such support has historically enabled recipients to position their work to a level eligible for greater funding. APDA has been a funding partner in most of the major PD scientific breakthroughs.
APDA congratulates Scientific
Advisory Board member
on receiving the Lasker Award
for pioneering research
in Parkinson's disease
Read more here
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