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 February 22nd: Dan Gronemus- Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol
Monday March 28th: Stephanie Moran- Safe At Home Program
Monday April 25th: Donna Weihofen- Eating Well for Parkinson’s
Monday May 23rd: General Discussion
Asbury Support Group: 6101 University Ave, Madison WI, 2:45-4pm
Wednesday February 17th: Michelle Hahn- “I don’t want to move” by ADRC
Wednesday March 16th: Patricia Roloff- Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol
While April seems far away, it will be here before you know it! April is Parkinson’s disease awarenss month and in 2016 the American Parkinson Disease Association Wisconsin Chapter will have two amazing fundraisers to raise awareness and funds for patient services in Wisconsin. The Parkinson’s Half Marathon/5k/One mile walk proceeds are restricted to Wisconsin and are used for patient services: respite care, support groups, and exercise programs. Please save these dates:
A Night of Hops & Vines- April 2, 2016
Parkinson’s Half Marathon/5k/One Mile Walk- April 16, 2016