CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 AND THE PD COMMUNITY

APDA COVID-19 INFORMATION & RESOURCES:   The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (also known as COVID-19) situation.  As the disease can pose an increased threat for people with underlying health issues and/or advanced age, which includes many people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), APDA is ever mindful of […]

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PARKINSON’S DISEASE: PLANNING FOR THE WHAT-IFS

PARKINSON’S DISEASE: PLANNING FOR THE WHAT-IFS APDA’s A Closer Look blog tackles the challenges of advanced Parkinson’s disease It’s hard to think about the tough stuff. The what-ifs, the worst-case scenarios, the unknowns. PD is progressive, which means that it gets worse with time. However, for many of you, the worsening is gradual, maybe even […]

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April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Why does that matter?

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Why does that matter? April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Why does that matter? It seems that every major disease has a special month. A month that is dedicated to the cause, where for a moment, people pay attention. They may walk, fundraise, wear a certain color or attend […]

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What’s Happening at APDA

What’s Happening at APDA South Florida Symposium Success: APDA’s South Florida Chapter hosted the 5th Annual Parkinson’s Symposium: A Comprehensive Approach to PD in Boca Raton this January. Approximately 250 participants heard from experts including keynote speaker Dr. Carlos Singer, Professor of Neurology, Director of the Division of PD & Movement Disorders, University of Miami […]

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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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