The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc.
EASE THE BURDEN - FIND THE CURE
The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. was founded in 1961 to "ease the burden and find a cure" for Parkinson's disease. Headquartered in New York, the organization focuses its energies on research, patient services, education and raising public awareness about the disease. APDA supports nine Centers for Advanced Research, 52 regional Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, 45 chapters, and 250 affiliated support groups nationwide. Each year, the APDA Scientific Advisory Board reviews grant applications, and submits recommendations, for funding researchers whose work shows promise for making scientific breakthroughs or for finding improved treatments for Parkinson's disease.
(Pictured Left:Members of APDA’s New Hampshire Chapter spell out their cause during a PD awareness vigil on the capitol steps in Concord. The event included the signing of a proclamation by Gov. Maggie Hassan.)
WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots organization serving Americans with Parkinson’s. Signing up with us is a great way to get the latest news about breakthrough research projects and treatments, receive invitations to local and regional events, share tips for healthy living, and so much more. Please join our email list today!
Participate in an Optimism event and raise funds for
education, research, and support services
for those affected by Parkinson's disease.
Whether you are living with PD, know someone
who is, or just want to support a good cause...
Optimism is contagious!
Join us by registering for or donating to an existing event
today - because together, we can accomplish anything!
(Pictured Left) Hampton Roads (Va.) Chapter president Ann Perkins welcomes participants to the APDA walk-a-ton in Virginia Beach.
The Link Between Smell Loss And Parkinson's
A study team evaluating the sense of smell and its relationship to neurological diseases such as
Parkinson’s is looking to enroll 10,000 people 60 years old and older, who do not have the disease. Participants are asked to complete and return a short survey, and if they qualify, will be sent a study packet by mail within several weeks.
Loss of a sense of smell is reported by many PD patients (some more than a decade before their diagnosis), so scientifically establishing it as a benchmark will help all PD research.
To participate, go to https://www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/smellsurvey-screen.php
Details are available at 877-525-7764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When disastrous tornados hit Oklahoma,
APDA was on the front line of respond.
Above, Information & Referral Center coordinator
Jennifer Johnson prepares to deliver much-needed
supplies to victims.
Chapter president Dan Morris, president & CEO
of Advantage Controlsa Muskogee -based
industrial water treatment company,
rallied his employees for volunteer disaster relief.
Congratulations to Joseph Friedman, MD,
APDA’s Rhode Island I&R Center medical director.
Dr. Friedman, a clinical professor at Brown University
School of Medicine, has been named the first recipient of
The Aronson Chair for Neurodegenerative Disorders,
at Butler Hospital, Providence, in recognition of his
leadership in Parkinson’s disease and his visionary
focus on the relationship between the brain and behavior.
The second edition of Dr. Friedman’s book, “Making
the Connection Between brain and
Behavior: Coping with Parkinson’s Disease,”
will be available soon from Demos Medical Publishing.
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