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Sewing the Seeds of Optimism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Sew the Seeds of Optimism with the 20th Annual APDA Fashion Show St. Louis, MO – July 14, 2015 – The Greater St. Louis Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) presents their 20th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon to raise funds and awareness for those living with Parkinson disease (PD).  […]

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New Contact Info

The APDA-Greater St. Louis Chapter has new contact info! Effective immediately, you can reach us by phone: (636) 778-3377 or email:

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Music and PD

Can music provide positive results for people with Parkinson disease? The video below, which aired recently on PBS, describes the impact that music has on a group of people with a variety of diagnoses, including dementia and Parkinson disease. If you are interested in a joining a music group for people with Parkinson disease, feel […]

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MO Shared Care Tax Credit for 2014

Missouri Shared Care Tax Credit If you care for a person in your home, you might be eligible for a tax credit on your Missouri Income Tax Return.  This includes spouses taking care of a sick husband or wife; or children taking care of a disabled parent.  The Missouri Shared Care Tax Credit provides a […]

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LSVT-BIG may be helpful in reducing motor symptoms of PD

In an article published in the Movement Disorders journal, Ebersbach et al. (2010) suggested that the LSVT-BIG program may be effective in reducing motor symptoms of Parkinson disease. LSVT-BIG was developed as a motor component to the LSVT-LOUD program, which was created by Lee Silverman. The LSVT programs are designed specifically for people with Parkinson disease and aim to […]

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Man with Parkinson’s Disease says it’s not the end of the world

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prior to his death, Robin Williams had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. His wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement that Williams, who also suffered from anxiety and depression, was not ready to share his diagnosis with the rest of the world. Another man with Parkinson’s lives in Prairie Village, Kan. […]

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