About Parkinson Disease

Newly Diagnosed

The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease can cause fear, anxiety, anger, and disappointment for the individual and the entire family. Often times, the diagnosis is accompanied by little or no information about the disease, prognosis, or its management. Click on the links below to find out more about Parkinson's disease.

Introduction to Parkinson's Disease
If you are newly diagnosed, you are not alone. There are between 8,000 and 10,000 people living with Parkinson's disease in our area. The Intro to Parkinson's Disease section has a wealth of useful information patients, family and supporters alike.

Medications most often prescribed in managing the symptoms
There are a number of medications used to treat or manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Because there are many variations in the way the symptoms present themselves, differences in individual sensitivities to the medications and treatment philosophies between physicians, treatment regimens can widely vary from person to person. This section describes common medications in detail to help you understand the benefits of PD treatments.

Programs and Services
Learn more about programs and support in your community.


Get Involved

Get Involved

Your gift will be used to improve programs and services which benefit Parkinson patients, their families and caregivers.

Resources

Resources

We are committed to providing the public with the most up-to-date information available on Parkinson's disease, its causes, treatments, and opportunities for optimal health.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups share information and offer mutual support. Group members are often the sounding board in talking out fears, concerns, or set backs and celebrating victories along the way.


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