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.

 


The Latest APDA News

FACES of Parkinson's in Nebraska Continued

What do you do when you're an athletic, humor-loving 49 year-old community leader and you're diagnosed with Parkinson's? Tell a joke.  According to Mel Brooks, movie producer for the 1974 film Blazing Saddles,"Humor is just another defense against the universe. The Power of Humor. To read more click here.

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Omaha Gives! May 21

Omaha Gives! is a 24 hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in the Omaha metro area which includes the counties of Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie. APDA of Nebraska is proud to be part of this years challenge. The minimum donation requirement is $10 and no maximum donation. Matching funds and prize money are made available to increase your charitable donation. The goal is to bring the community together in a 24 hour time period to donate as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofits.

APDA of Nebraska needs your support! Mark your calendar for May 21 from midnight to midnight and help support APDA of Nebraska. The more that is donated for our cause the larger of the matching pool we will receive and the more opportunity to win prize money. Click here to learn more on how you can donate.

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