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 American Parkinson Disease Association is to provide the support, education, and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest. We do this by providing support and empowering people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and caregivers through education, fundraising for research, our respite care program, increasing exercise classes, and networking with resource and referral agencies involved in the care of people with Parkinson’s disease throughout Wisconsin.
On Sunday August 27, 2017, the American Parkinson Disease Association Wisconsin Chapter will host it’s 12th annual Optimism Walk at Warner Park! Check in starts at 10am and the walk begins at 11am! This fun-filled day consists of a 1 mile walk (two .5 mile loops to accommodate all abilities) that also includes musical entertainment, raffle, free cookout, and fun games! Each Optimism Walk is part of a nationwide movement to mobilize and inspire people to set up and help put an end to Parkinson’s disease! Help be apart of it and REGISTER TODAY!
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 Group: 301 Blankenheim Lane, Sun Prairie WI, 1-2pm
Monday April 24th: Rock Steady Boxing Presentation: Learn the importance of exercise in Parkinson’s
Monday May 22nd: Rebecca Radue: Anxiety and Depression in Parkinson’s Disease
Monday June 26th: Trisch Schleicher: CPR & Choking Class
Asbury Support Group: 6101 University Ave, Madison WI, 2:45-4pm
Wednesday April 19th: Julie D’Angelo: Free Yoga Class for Parkinson’s disease
Wednesday May 17th: Emily Devine: Importance of Physical therapy in Parkinson’s disease
Wednesday June 21st: Kim Zimmerman: Hearing & Seeing Things that aren’t real in Parkinson’s Disease