Check out these Partner Events

Check out these Partner Events: APDA at the Unity Walk: APDA is a proud partner of the 26th Annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk taking place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 in Central Park, New York City. 100% of donations raised by the event will go to research funded by the leading PD foundations, including APDA. In addition to raising awareness […]

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You have Parkinson’s…now what? 

You have Parkinson’s…now what? To meet the unique needs of people diagnosed with PD within the last five years, APDA created a specialized eight-week psychosocial support group program, facilitated by a credentialed professional, called PRESSTM (Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education & Support Services). After positive pilot programs in 2017, more than 45 programs have been offered in […]

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Special Honors

Special Honors Cathi-Ann Thomas MS, RN, CNRN, a dedicated, longtime member of the APDA family, won the prestigious Mary Ann Garrigan Award from the Theta at-Large Chapter of Sigma, a global nursing excellence organization. The award recognizes a Theta-at-Large member who has demonstrated excellence as a contemporary leader in nursing. For almost 20 years, Cathi […]

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“Like Our Second Family” One Couple’s Journey with APDA

“Like Our Second Family” One Couple’s Journey with APDA For Trudy, the news that she had Parkinson’s disease (PD) came at the end of a 3-year struggle to diagnose her symptoms. Having been given various diagnoses (including at one point, Lyme disease) you can imagine the frustration she was feeling. “I didn’t want to accept […]

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Parkinson’s Experts Brought Directly to You

Parkinson’s Experts Brought Directly to You Your support makes it possible for APDA to be side-by-side with anyone facing the challenges of PD, no matter where they live, through robust online offerings. In particular, our Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease webinar series brings the best PD experts right to your home. Curious about clinical trials? For […]

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Deadliest Catch Captains Fundraise for a Cure

Deadliest Catch Captains Fundraise for a Cure APDA’s Northwest Chapter held a unique “Captains for a CURE” fundraiser and auction in September, 2019, hosted by Fremont Mischief Distillery, Trident Seafoods, Cameron Catering, and four of the captains from the Discovery Channel’s popular Deadliest Catch* TV show. The goal was to raise $250,000. They surpassed that […]

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Deep brain stimulation and swimming

Deep brain stimulation and swimming Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms in which small wires are inserted deep into the brain to deliver electrical current that allows for maintenance of more normal movement. DBS is particularly helpful for those with medication-resistant tremors as well as for those who […]

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