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.

Darry Johnson

FREE Patient Education Seminar with Dr. Darry Johnson

October 31st, 2014
Living Well With PD – A program for PD patients and their caregivers. Join Dr. Darry Johnson on October 31st at the Rio Vista Recreation Center in Peoria to better understand Parkinson’s Disease and Current Treatments.

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”

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!



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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  • October 31, 2014 9:00 amFREE Patient Education Seminar in Sun City
  • November 4, 2014 2:00 pmThe Truth About Advance Directives
  • November 15, 2014 9:30 amNorthern Arizona Parkinson’s Conference
  • June 1, 2015PWR! Retreat
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