Welcome to the St. Louis Chapter of APDA

The APDA- Greater St. Louis has new contact information! You can now reach us at (636) 778-3377 or by email at info@stlapda.org.

The St. Louis American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center is located in Chesterfield, MO and funds the APDA Center for Advanced Parkinson Disease Research at Washington University School of Medicine. The Greater St. Louis Chapter is one of the largest among the American Parkinson Disease Association chapters in the United States.

What is APDA All About?

Take a look at the video below to get a better idea.

Video from our most recent PEP Meeting with Dr. Perlmutter is now available on our YouTube channel! Follow this link to watch the Q & A session!
Thank you to everyone who helped make our 20th annual fashion show a success! A highlight video from the event is below; to see footage from the whole event, please visit our Fashion Show page.

Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, December 1st, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea.  Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Join APDA and be a part of this global celebration of generosity; donate now and make a difference for those living each day with Parkinson disease. Throughout the next few weeks, we will be posting #GivingTuesday updates on our Facebook page that you can share with your social network. Together we can help ease the burden and find a cure for PD!

Tremble Clefs

Join us on Saturdays from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm at Salem United Methodist Church in Ladue

Join Linda McNair, music therapist, at this free program for people with Parkinson’s, their family members and care partners. The goal of this group is to be a participant-led, musical experience. Through vocal exercises, singing as a group, and playing instruments, members will come together and bond over a shared joy of making music.

If you missed the Tremble Clefs’ last performance, visit our YouTube channel to watch a recording!

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 Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.Read More About Our Services

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. Read More About Us

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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