Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson’s

APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Rebecca Gilbert weighs in on Traumatic Brian Injury, a small, but important contributor to the overall risk of Parkinson’s On April 18, 2018, a study was published in the journal Neurology and widely disseminated in the popular press, which demonstrated an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD) after even a mild […]

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APDA Updates Regarding PD Psychosis Treatment

On April 9, 2018, CNN published an article on the drug, Nuplazid, the only FDA-approved medication for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis. The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) recommends that patients discuss with their neurologists any concerns about the drug that the article may have raised. The FDA continues to monitor safety of this […]

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AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES REBECCA GILBERT, MD, PhD

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES REBECCA GILBERT, MD, PhD, JOINS STAFF AS VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER Role designed to shape research strategy to help those impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest NEW YORK, NY – April 9, 2018 – The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) proudly welcomes Rebecca Gilbert, MD, PhD, in […]

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American Parkinson Disease Association Launches New Public Service Awareness Campaign: LOOK CLOSER

Our Campaign Inspires People to Look Beyond Parkinson’s Disease and See People Living Life to the Fullest To kick-off Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, APDA is launching a brand new public service announcement (PSA) that encourages viewers to look closer at Parkinson’s disease (PD). Featured nationwide on television (in English and Spanish) and in a social […]

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Brain Awareness Week

March 12-18 is Brain Awareness Week. The Brain Donor Project, is working to shed light on the critical need for brain donation to advance Parkinson’s disease (PD) research. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there are vastly inadequate brain donations to meet the research demand of several disorders, in particular Parkinson’s. “Brain donation […]

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Walking to End Parkinson’s Disease: American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Expands National Optimism Walk Series

More Cities. More Walkers. More Funds to Help People with Parkinson’s Live Life to the Fullest NEW YORK, NY, February 26, 2018 – The American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) officially announces the schedule for the 2018 Optimism Walks — a nationwide movement to mobilize and inspire people to step up and help put an end to […]

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EXCITING PARKINSON’S DISEASE TREATMENT NEWS

New York, NY, August 28, 2017 – The American Parkinson Disease Association is pleased to share with the Parkinson’s community the arrival of a new medication in the treatment arsenal to address Parkinson’s symptoms. Approved August 24 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is GOCOVRI™ (amantadine) developed by Adamas.  GOCOVRI is an extended release […]

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Archived Webinar: Psychiatric Manifestations of Parkinson’s Disease

ARCHIVED: Free Webinar Hosted by University at Albany Aired on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 Watch Here University at Albany hosted a free live webcast for medical and public health professionals, featuring guest speaker Guy J. Schwartz, MD, the Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at Stony Brook University Medical Center. In depth, Guy discussed the psychiatric symptoms […]

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Nationwide Movement to Help End Parkinson Disease: 2017 APDA Optimism Walk Series Launches to Raise Critical Funds and Awareness

Thousands Will Walk and Fundraise to Help People with Parkinson’s Live Life to the Fullest New York, NY, April 3, 2017 – With the launch of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) officially announces the schedule for the 2017 Optimism Walks — a nationwide movement to mobilize and inspire people to step […]

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