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.
What is APDA All About?
Take a look at the video below to get a better idea.
Our 20th annual fashion show, luncheon & auction, Focus on Fashion & Philanthropy: Sewing the Seeds of Optimism, will be taking place on October 12, 2015. Visit our Fashion Show page to register, submit a sponsorship, or for more details about the event!
The Rehab Institute of St. Louis will be hosting an LSVT-Loud seminar in early September. The seminar will include information about the benefits of LSVT-Loud and give a look into what treatments are like. Click the flyer below for more information.A new study looking at the effects of tango dance class and Parkinson’s is starting this fall! If you’re interested in participating, click here for a flyer with additional information.
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.
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.
What is Parkinson Disease?
Parkinson 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.