Welcome to the St. Louis Chapter of APDA

The St. Louis American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center is located in Chesterfield, MO and has additional offices in the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine. It is one of the largest among the American Parkinson Disease Association Centers in the United States.

SeniorAmerican Parkinson Disease Association has contributed more than $30 million to PD research and another $30 million to patient and caregiver support and education. Be an American Parkinson Disease Association partner in its mission. Each donation helps us to Ease the Burden – Find the Cure.

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You can still donate to the GO! St Louis Marathon by clicking here.

April Awareness Logo April is Parkinson Awareness Month!

Click here for news about how to spread the word.


PEP 4-25-14 web graphicClick here for the full Flyer

NEW Classes starting Spring 2014!

Including: New Exercise Class, Wellness Course, Tremble Clefs Singing Group, Dance for PD, Role Reversal Seminars and LOUD Crowd.
Click Here for more info about these new classes.

Caregiver Series Flyer

jack buck seal_APDA Golf ClassicAnnual APDA Golf Classic in Memory of Jack Buck
Monday, May 19, 2014
Algonquin Golf Club
Honorary Chairman: John Mozeliak, GM of the St. Louis Cardinals

This event fills quickly, so return your registration promptly!  Sponsorship information is available on many levels for this high profile event which will raise funds to support our mission – to ease the burden and find a cure for Parkinson disease.

View Golf Invitation

Printable Golf Registration Form

Download Sponsorship Info Here

giveSTLday 2014What can we do in a day to support the Greater St. Louis APDA?

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Parkinson Community Resource Center!

Drop by and visit this unique destination for those impacted by this disease. Group participation programs including exercise class, Tai Chi, Wellness Course, PD101, For Caregivers Only, LOUD CROWD, and others will take place at this Center. Our resource library is bursting at the seams with new materials for your perusal on a wide variety of topics, including recent publications, DVDs, CDs, books, and community resources. Small adaptive equipment is available on site.  1415 Elbridge Payne Rd. Ste. 150, Chesterfield, MO 63017, Hours Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

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DVD RELEASED – The Parkinson Journey

Introduction with Joe Buck
Chapter 1 – What is Parkinson Disease
Chapter 2 – What Causes Parkinson Disease
Chapter 3 – Changes in Mood and Thinking
Chapter 4 – Treatment Options
Chapter 5 – Managing Symptoms
Chapter 6 – Living with Parkinson Disease-Personal Journeys
Chapter 7 – Finding Out More (resources)
Bonus Feature 1 – Parkinsonisms – “Look Alikes” (Dr. Joel Perlmutter)
Bonus Feature 2 – Helping with Falls (Dr. Beth Crowner)
Bonus Feature 3 – LSVT Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (Dr. Cynthia Fox)
Bonus Feature 4 – Caring for a Nursing Home Resident with Parkinson Disease

CME Downloads For Physicians – Cover Letter / Course Evaluation / Quiz / Registration

If you are a Parkinson patient enjoying this recently released DVD, The Parkinson Journey, playing on the screen, you may obtain your own personal copy, just for the asking, and one for your physician as well. For MO residents, one can be sent to you at no charge, compliments of the St. Louis American Parkinson Disease Association and the Fraternal Order of Eagles of MO through a generous grant. If you reside outside of Missouri, there will be a small fee. Contact the APDA Center, 314-362-3299, to obtain further information about Parkinson Disease and other programs and services available to our Parkinson community.  Others interested may purchase a DVD for just a $10 donation to APDA.

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What is Parkinson Disease?

Hands & HeartParkinson disease (PD) is a chronic neurological disorder due to the lack of the chemical dopamine in the brain. Dopamine controls movement, posture, and walking. Common symptoms of the disease are tremors, rigidity and bradykinesia (slow movement). Other manifestations of PD may include stooped posture, speech and swallowing problems, a mask-like facial expression, shuffling gait, arms kept fixed to the side of the body when walking, difficulty with fine hand movements and micrographia (small handwriting). Parkinson’s symptoms may appear on one or both sides of the body. Signs of the disease have a slow, gradual onset. The cause of PD is still unknown.

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What does American Parkinson Disease Association do?

The primary function of our Center is to serve as a central location where people with PD, caregivers, medical professionals, students and other interested individuals can call or write to receive the latest information…

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