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 October 26th: Cheri Milton- Coping with Grief
November 23rd: Julie D’Angelo- Free Chair yoga class
December: No meeting
Asbury Support Group: 6101 University Ave, Madison WI, 2:45-4pm
Wednesday October 21st: Janet Bolling- Difference between home health care, hospice, and pallative care
Wednesday November 18th: Trisch Schleicher- CPR and Choking Class (Please RSVP to this class @ 229-7628)
Wednesday December 16th: Corinne Jones- Swallowing difficulties with Parkinson disease
Purchase a Parkinson’s bracelet today as a gift! The bracelets feature: -Sterling Silver is strong and long-lasting; similar to the strength it takes to fight Parkinson disease -Hand-stamped charms create a personalized bracelet for people involved with Parkinson’s community -Charms: two flat circular sterling silver hand-stamped discs say: “WI” and “CURE” -Swarovski Crystals are beautiful; just like the families supporting people with Parkinson disease -Red and blue Swarovski crystals are the APDA’s colors -Sterling Silver magnetic clasps make putting it on easy -Sterling Silver flex bead wire is comfortable to wear The bracelet is lovingly designed by an artist and the granddaughter of a person with Parkinson’s and is keenly tied to our Chapter’s purpose. Purchase one today at http://wdaviesdesigns.storenvy.com.