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American Parkinson Disease Association Wisconsin Chapter

About The Information & Referral Center

Day 2 – APDA Upper Midwest Parkinson Symposium 2020

The APDA Information & Referral Center of Wisconsin is committed to assisting people with Parkinsons disease and their families. The center offers a wide range of information and resources to help people better understand the disease and manage their lives. Information and services include up-to-date information on current medical and surgical treatment for Parkinsons disease, educational booklets and articles on various aspects of Parkinsons disease, referrals to neurologists and other Parkinsons disease experts, referrals to support groups for people with Parkinsons and caregivers and information about community resources and events dealing with Parkinsons disease.

Treatments To Put You In Control

People with Parkinsons disease have fewer dopamine-producing cells within their brains. Dopamine is a chemical that helps your brain to control movement.

Your Parkinsons disease treatment will be designed to reduce symptoms and improve function.

Replacing dopamine with medication is one way to treat Parkinsons disease.

Physical therapy is another essential part of your treatment plan. Exercises can improve your balance and walking.

Recognizing Signs Of Parkinsons Disease

Parkinsons disease causes several specific movement-related symptoms. These are called motor symptoms. Motor symptoms affect everyday tasks like buttoning clothing or writing. Motor symptoms can also affect the way you walk.

  • Progression of symptoms over time

  • Response to treatment

Your doctor may order brain scans or blood tests to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.


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American Parkinson Disease Association Wisconsin Chapter

UW Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Disorders and President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association . Michelle Ciucci works in collaboration with APDA to help those with Parkinsons disease find support and local resources. The chapter provides free educational symposia, support groups, a quarterly newsletter and a detailed resource guide/informational manual. The chapter supports low-cost/free exercise classes designed specifically for those with PD and also supports the APDA Information and Referral Center located at St. Marys Hospital.

About The National Apda

Wisconsin Chapter

The APDA was founded in 1961 to ease the burden find the cure. Headquartered in New York, the organization focuses its energies on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of the disease. The APDA national office coordinates 58 Information & Referral Centers, 60 chapters and more than 250 affiliated supported groups across the nation.

A special thank you to St. Marys Hospital for donating the space for this event and supporting the APDA Information & Referral Center in Wisconsin.

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About The Wisconsin Chapter Apda

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association was founded in September 2005. The chapter is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization committed to raising public awareness of Parkinsons disease. Our mission is to empower the Wisconsin Parkinsons community through education, support and mind/body programs. Since 2005, the chapter has held seven successful walk-a-thons to raise money for national research, helped establish thirteen new support groups in the Madison area, developed an exercise program for people with Parkinsons disease and implemented a caregiver respite program.

Surgery For Parkinsons Disease

Some people with Parkinsons disease benefit from surgery. At UW Health, we offer deep brain stimulation for Parkinsons disease.

During DBS, surgeons place an electrode in your brain. The electrode is connected to a device implanted in your chest. The device in your chest sends electrical stimulation to areas of your brain affected by movement disorders.

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Rsvp For American Parkinson’s Disease Association

1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton, Wisconsin53562

May 7, 2019

press release: APDA Wisconsin is excited to bring back this much appreciated education and support program to the Madison area. The 2019 event will feature informational sessions for people living with PD and their families, caregivers and health professionals. In addition to uplifting keynote speaker there will be at least two session tracks and interactive presentations offering options for everyone including veterans, early onset and women.

A featured speaker will be Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, chief scientific officer, American Parkinson Disease Association. She will address the advances in research and treatment of PD that are providing strength in optimism and hope in progress.

There will be more than 20 vendor booths showcasing a variety of products and services.

9am-4pm, November 1, 2019, Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton, WI 53562

Free Registration required by 10/25: We cannot accept at-door, same-day registrations, so please plan ahead.

About The Apda Wisconsin Chapter

Day 1 – APDA Upper Midwest Parkinson Symposium 2020

The APDA Wisconsin Chapter works tirelessly every day to support and empower those in our community who are impacted by Parkinsons disease . We promote hope and optimism through innovative services, programs, education, and support, while also funding vital research. We are here to help you and your loved ones every step of the way.

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