The APDA in Nebraska
About Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects a patient's ability to move. People with Parkinson's disease may experience tremors, slowness of movement, rigid muscles and difficulty with balance that may lead to falls. Most people with Parkinson's disease are diagnosed after the age of 60, but the young can be affected as well. The disease affects both men and women. Currently, there is no cure for Parkinson's disease. For more information go to Learn about Parkinson's Disease.
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Depression and Parkinson's Disease
The recent death of Robin Williams has touched the lives of individuals of all ages. We are also impacted by the recent news that Mr. Williams had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease prior to his passing.
While Parkinson’s disease (PD) is typically associated with physical motor symptoms, a host of cognitive impairments such as depression, sleep disorders, and memory loss can also be related to PD. Fortunately many of these symptoms are treatable, but patients and caregivers must seek care. Each year in the U.S. 60,000 new cases of PD are diagnosed, many under the age of 60. It is important that when someone is newly diagnosed they talk to their physician about treatment options.
The American Parkinson Disease Association Nebraska Chapter and Information and Referral Center are here to provide information, education and support to those who are impacted by Parkinson’s disease, of which includes the patient, caregivers and their families. In addition, the APDA Nebraska Chapter and Information and Referral Center also provides assistance to Parkinson’s support groups throughout the state of Nebraska and hosts events to create awareness, provide education, raise funds to support research and to bring individuals together so they know they are not alone.
The APDA Nebraska Chapter and Informational and Referral Center is part of a national organization that provides support to Chapters and Information and Referral Centers across the United Sates. Click here for the complete release from APDA National Office.
Parkinson's Walk 2014
APDA Parkinson's Optimism Walk
Help to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by Parkinson's Disease. Attend the 2014 Walk to support a cure for Parkinson's. Walk individually or with a team!
When: September 7, 2014, at Millers Landing, Omaha. Registration starts at 12:00 and the Walk begins at 1:00. In addition there will be: family entertainment, information tables, education presentations and a lite lunch will be provided.
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