Mission: Empowering the Wisconsin Parkinson’s community through support, education, and mind/body programs.
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 June 27th: Heather Coufal- Treatment Options for advanced Parkinson’s
Monday July 25th: Patti Batt- Rock Steady Boxing Presentation!
Asbury Support Group: 6101 University Ave, Madison WI, 2:45-4pm
Wednesday June 15th: Mindy Russel- Options for Long Term Care Insurance
Wednesday July 20th: TBD
Upcoming Events- Save the dates!
August 28, 2016
Warner Park: 1625 Northport Drive, Madison WI 53704
To register, Click HERE!
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!
Want to enhance your clinical skills on geriatric mental illness and Parkinson’s disease?
Summer Institute on Mental Health and the Older Adult @ UW-Madison Continuing Studies
Advancing the Understanding of Geriatric Mental Illness & Parkinson’s Disease: July 28 and 29th, 2016
Attend this two-day institute, the only one of its kind in the Midwest, to learn evidence-based best practices and to enhance your clinical skills working with geriatric patients and clients. On day one, get an intensive look at late-life depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and psychopharmacology. Day two focuses on Parkinson’s Disease and Lewey Body Dementia. Faculty engage you in a collaborative exploration of treatment methods and case studies. Click here for the full two day agenda and registration information