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 approximately 12,000 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Address: 575 Lincoln Avenue,
    Bellevue, PA 15202
  • Phone: 412-837-2542 - Office
The Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania is the Pittsburgh region’s leading advocacy organization for Parkinson’s patients, their families and professional caregivers offering a variety of services related to Parkinson’s disease. Since 1995, the Parkinson’s community has relied on us for exercise, education and support programs as well as referrals to leading healthcare providers specializing in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania is fully funded through private donations.

Inside, we cover news and current events. Our spotlight sections give you a look inside the foundation and its members. We also provide some valuable tips for Parkinson's patients and caregivers. To be sure you stay informed, sign up to receive our newsletter today.