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Mother of two inspiring others in her fight against Parkinson’s

Mother of two inspiring others in her fight against Parkinson’s DU QUOIN — Don’t expect Cary Ann Bailey to give up. The 37-year old Du Quoin resident was diagnosed with Early-Onset Parkinson’s Disease two years ago, but the mother of two — Cody, 17, and Chloe, 12 — refuses to give in to the neurological […]

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Changes Proposed to Social Security Disability Rules for Parkinson’s

Once in 30 Years The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a proposed rule to revise current regulations used to evaluate whether people with Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders qualify for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), marking the first broad-scale overhaul of the criteria since 1985. This is our opportunity as a community to fundamentally […]

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Gammon Earhart, PhD: Reviving Freedom of Movement with Tango

 Washington University in St. Louis published this story about Parkinson’s researcher, Gammon Earhart, PhD.  The story talks about her journey towards researching the effects of Tango dancing on Parkinson’s symptoms. “It is rewarding to know that people are directly benefiting from participating in the exercise interventions we offer and wonderful to hear participants’ stories relating […]

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MO Shared Care Tax Credit for 2013

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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NEW Classes Spring 2014!

The APDA – Greater St. Louis Area Chapter is adding an array of programs in Spring 2014.  To enroll in any of these classes, call our center at 314-362-3299 or send an email indicating which class you are interested in and your contact information to Denise – walshd@neuro.wustl.edu Dance for PD An exercise class designed […]

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NPR Talks About Parkinson Disease

On October 24, the Diane Rehm Show on NPR talked about the latest research and treatment options for Parkinson Disease. See the article and listen by linking to the NPR webpage and clicking “listen” in the top left . About the Show Every year, 60,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  The devastating […]

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Fashion Show 2013

The 18th Annual APDA Auction, Luncheon & Fashion Show was held on Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet.  The event raised over $80,000 to support research and patient services & programs for those with Parkinson Disease.  We want to thank all of our amazing sponsors, volunteers and models for helping to make […]

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World Parkinson Congress 2013

Video Competition Winner! We are very proud and happy to announce the winner of the WPC 2013 Video Competition and People’s Choice Award winner was one and the same, Andy McDowell from New Zealand with his video Smaller: A Poem About Parkinson’s! Click the link below to watch this touching and amazing film that not […]

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APDA on TV for Michael J. Fox

Over 200 people asked questions about Parkinson Disease as part of a phone bank and webchat staffed by the St. Louis APDA, doctors, nurses and care partners on Channel 5 News September 26, 2013.  This push for Parkinson Disease awareness occurred in conjunction with the Premiere of the Michael J. Fox Show on NBC.  The show […]

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Care to Tango? Parkinson’s and Dance

A new article has been put out on the benefits of dance for people with Parkinson Disease.  “Within the context of the dance, people with Parkinson’s get to practice again and again things they have trouble with, without realizing they’re actually practicing,” says Gammon Earhart, who has seniors dancing for fun, exercise and intriguing improvements in their […]

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