Education

Parkinson Conferences

APDA Iowa produces and participates in several Parkinson’s conferences around the state to bring you the latest information to help you live life to the fullest. Click here to see the list of conferences as well as videos from previous conferences.

Mark your calendars for this year’s PD Conference on June 7th
Lutheran Church of Hope

Registration will be open March 15.

Parkinson Education Programs

Parkinson Education Programs (PEP) are education events hosted throughout the year by the APDA Iowa Chapter. We invite renowned speakers to address topics that are important to the Parkinson’s community.

Managing Parkinson’s Symptoms – March 5, 2024 4:00-5:00 pm
Click here for more information and to register.

PD 101 – May 15, 2024, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Click here for more information and to register.

Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support Services (PRESS)

Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support Services (PRESS) is an eight week support series with tailored content to address the needs of those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease within the last five years. Each PRESS support group is facilitated by a trained healthcare professional and will provide a structured platform for people to share their experiences, feelings, and strategies for coping with the disease.

Next Session held Wednesdays, April 10 to April 29, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
In-person at Urbandale Senior Center

Get more information and explore discussion topics.

PD 101

In this program you will get an overview of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) including motor and non-motor symptoms and treatment options. You’ll learn how many symptoms may be improved through exercise and wellness activities and about wellness activities and other resources that may help improve quality of life for you and your care partners. Check back soon for upcoming dates.

Archived Education Events

PD 101 – May 18, 2023

If you’ve been diagnosed within the past several years, then this program is for you. You’ll get an overview of Parkinson’s disease, treatments, and helpful tips and tricks. Click here to download the slides.

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