El Tour de Tucson - Fundraising Events

El Tour de Tucson

November 22nd, 2014
Ride for Parkinson’s in El Tour de Tucson and choose the distance that suites you, from a Fun Ride (1/4, 5, or 12 miles) to one of the Main Rides (40, 55, 75 or 104 miles) around the perimeter of Tucson, Arizona.
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PWR! Instructor Training

PWR! Instructor Training

Do you live in a remote area with no access to PD-Specific exercise programs? The PWR! Gym can help. Learn about the PWR! Retreat 2015 and the PWR! Surge & Anti-Freeze.
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Jennifer Salmon

Ask the Expert

Latest Podcast Now Available
Please enjoy our latest podcast interview featuring Jennifer Salmon, DPT discussing “The Value of In-Patient Rehabilitation”
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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!
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

American Parkinson Disease Association Taps Sarah Jones for Top Arizona Post

Sarah A. Jones, MPA, has been named Executive Director of the American Parkinson Disease Association’s (APDA) Arizona Chapter, which serves all 15 counties, and more than 20,000 Arizonan’s with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a progressive, neurological movement disorder that currently has no cure. In her new role, Ms. Jones will be responsible for maximizing APDA’s services to people with PD and raising awareness and funds to support and expand programs and services throughout the state. READ MORE

PARKINSON CLINIC COMING SOON

Dr. Cynthia S. Reed is in the process of opening a private practice in east Tucson for people with Parkinson’s disease. She will also resume seeing patients in Green Valley bimonthly. Scheduling has not yet been started, but if you would like to submit your name to be called for an appointment, please call 520-780-8748 or email ReedParkinsonClinic@gmail.com to leave your contact information. Please include your name, address, phone number, and email if you have one.

Dr. Reed is a board certified neurologist who did her neurology training at Barrow Neurological Institute, followed by an additional two years of training in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. She remains dedicated to serving the needs of the Parkinson’s community in Tucson and southern Arizona.

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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