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.
The American Parkinson Disease Association Wisconsin Chapter recently moved! Our new address is: 5900 Monona Drive Suite 407, Monona WI 53716. Here is a picture of what the outside building looks like so you can easily find the new location. Call Jordan today to come check out the new office at (608) 345-7938!
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 July 25th: General Sharing Discussion (no presenter)
Monday August 22nd: Eric Deml- How to sign up for long term care insurance Monday September 26th: General Sharing Discussion (no presenter)
Asbury Support Group: 6101 University Ave, Madison WI, 2:45-4pm
Wednesday August 17th: Jean Kalscheur- Vision Loss- What’s normal or not during aging process?
Wednesday September 21st: Cancelled due to World Parkinson’s Congress
Upcoming Events- Save the dates! Parkinson Optimism Walk
August 28, 2016
Warner Park: 1625 Northport Drive, Madison WI 53704
he Wisconsin Chapter’s annual walkathon is part of APDA’s national fundraising effort supporting scientific research to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Net proceeds will benefit Parkinson’s disease research approved by the APDA Scientific Advisory Board and support local programs through the APDA Wisconsin Chapter. Everyone can join in the quest as participants, cheering sections, sponsors, and contributors.
It is a family day that will make a difference in the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease. We will be having an outdoor walk this year at Warner Park starting at 11am. We will be meeting at the “colorful shelter.” The day will consist of a one mile walk, raffle, cookout, and great music with a DJ! If you can’t join us that day for the event, register as a virtual walker and continue to support the cause! 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