Green Valley Activity Day

Green Valley Activity Day

April 9th, 2014
Don’t miss Green Valley’s Activity Day featuring a live silent auction, entertainment and more. Register online today!

Power Over Parkinson's Conference - Tucson

Power Over Parkinson’s Conference – Tucson

February 22nd, 2014
Don’t miss Tucson’s Power Over Parkinson’s Conference for the latest on treatment, research and living well with PD. Register online today!

Paul and Michael POP Tucson Conference

Ask the Expert

Latest Podcast Now Available & Up Next
Please enjoy two Podcasts courtesy of Dr. Paul Short from our Power Over Parkinson’s Tucson conference. UP NEXT: Dr. Douglas Shepard of the Neurology Specialty Clinic in Prescott will discuss “The Neurology Practice is Changing – What You Need to Know?”

Become a Member of APDA Arizona

Become a Member

APDA Arizona is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of Arizonans with Parkinson’s disease and their families. Become a Member today and get involved!


April is "Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month".

Check out the Proclamations awarded for this event from: The State of Arizona, City of Tucson, City of Glendale, City of Yuma, City of Gilbert, and City of Phoenix:

Governor Jan Brewer Declares April Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month State Proclamation

Tucson Mayor Declares April Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month Proclamation


The Arizona PD Community has new Leadership

Tom Viviano, Executive Director APDA Arizona

Announcing New Executive Director of APDA Arizona -
Tom Viviano

"Let me start by thanking you all for your dedication and support of APDA’s vital work. While we have work to do to continue to meet the needs of more than 20,000 Arizonans with Parkinson’s disease and their families, I am confident that with our exceptional cadre of volunteers who serve on our Board of Directors, help at our fundraisers, lead our support groups, speak at our educational events, and fill so many critical roles within APDA, we are ready to serve you even better."


APDA Arizona is excited to share our video showcasing how we can help you ease the burden of Parkinson's Disease.


Coffee Talk Support Groups

Coffee Talk PD Support Groups

If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and you have some questions or just want to talk informally, stop by one of our PD Support Groups called "Coffee Talk" sponsored by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). Click Here for Coffee Talk locations.

NEW Coffee Talk Support Group in Scottsdale starts March 11th - Click to Learn More

Welcome to American Parkinson Disease Association Arizona

American Parkinson Disease AssociationOur Mission:

The American Parkinson Disease Association Arizona is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of Arizonans with Parkinson’s disease and their families by promoting “Power Over Parkinson’s TM” through education, services, and support.

The Chapter also seeks to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and the issues that are important to the Parkinson’s community.

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting more than 1.5 million people in the United States. Clinically, the disease is characterized by a decrease in spontaneous movements, gait difficulty, postural instability, rigidity and tremor. Parkinson’s disease is caused by the degeneration of the pigmented neurons in the Substantia Nigra of the brain, resulting in decreased dopamine availability. The major symptoms of the disease were originally described in 1817 by an English physician, Dr. James Parkinson, who called it “Shaking Palsy.” Only in the 1960′s, however, pathological and biochemical changes in the brain of patients were identified, opening the way to the first effective medication for the disease.

Become a Member

The APDA Arizona Membership Program is designed to help those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease improve their quality of life through great tools, education and, of course FUN! Please considering joining our Community so we may provide you with up-to-date and relevant information regarding Parkinson’s Disease.

With your paid membership, you’ll receive great benefits and help support our services. Click on “Become a Member” to learn more.


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