The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association is the only affiliate of the national organization in the state. As such the only statewide Parkinson’s association that supports the needs of Wisconsin’s Parkinson’s community, and also is actively working to support medical advances to reduce the progression of and hopefully find a cure for Parkinson’s. We are committed to raising public awareness of Parkinson’s disease and making a difference in the lives of those living with Parkinson’s and their family, friends and neighbors.
The American Parkinson Disease Association’s mission is to provide the support, education and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest – every day. APDA Wisconsin embraces that mission, empowering the Wisconsin Parkinson’s community through diverse programs and resources. Since our founding in 2005, the chapter has:
- Held successful walk-a-thons to raise money for national research
- Helped establish new support groups across the state
- Developed an exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease
- Implemented a caregiver respite program
Resource and Support Center
APDA Wisconsin is committed to assisting people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. The center offers a wide range of information and resources to help people better understand the disease and manage their lives.
Information and services include:
- Up-to-date information on current medical and surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease
- Educational booklets and articles on various aspects of Parkinson’s disease
- Referrals to neurologists and other Parkinson’s disease experts
- Referrals to support groups for people with Parkinson’s and caregivers
- Information about community resources and events dealing with Parkinson’s disease