Welcome! Parkinson disease is a neurodegenerative disease resulting in the loss of dopamine production. Dopamine is the neuro-transmitter responsible for aiding in body movements. Symptoms include slowness of movement, tremor, muscle stiffness and postural instability. To date, there is no cure. The mission of the Wisconsin Chapter of the APDA is to “Ease the Burden, to Find the Cure.” We do this by providing support and empowering people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and caregivers through education, fundraising for research, sponsoring support groups, and networking with resource and referral agencies involved in the care of people with Parkinson’s disease throughout Wisconsin.
Here are some of the next presentations for the support groups that have decided to have speakers at each month’s meeting. There is no need to RSVP, just show up the day of the event.
Sun Prairie Support Group: 301 Blankenheim Ln, Sun Prairie WI, 1-2pm
Monday May 23rd: GENERAL DISCUSSION, no presenters
Monday June 15th: Mindy Russel- Options for Long Term Care Insurance
Asbury Support Group: 6101 University Ave, Madison WI, 2:45-4pm
Wednesday May 18th: Rock Steady Boxing demonstration!
Wednesday June 27th: TBD
Moving Forward Run/Walk for Parkinson’s Disease
October 2, 2016
Cory Park: 140 S Main Street, Dousman WI 53118
Run or walk this October to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and raise money for community programs for people with Parkinson’s disease in Southeastern Wisconsin. The event will consist of a 10 mile, 5k, and 1 mile walk along the Glacier Drumlin Trail.
To Register: Click HERE!