The APDA in Nebraska

About Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects a patient's ability to move.  People with Parkinson's disease may experience tremors, slowness of movement, rigid muscles and difficulty with balance that may lead to falls.  Most people with Parkinson's disease are diagnosed after the age of 60, but the young can be affected as well.  The disease affects both men and women.  Currently, there is no cure for Parkinson's disease.  For more information go to Learn about Parkinson's Disease.


The Latest APDA News

New Parkinson's Disease Treatment News

The American Parkinson Disease Association is pleased to share with the Parkinson’s community the arrival of two new medications in the treatment arsenal to address Parkinson’s symptoms. Both of these therapies offer a better way to deliver carbidopa/levodopa medication. RYTARY approved by the Food and Drug administration on Janaury 8 is an extended release formulation of carbidopa/levodopa and is manufactured by Impax Pharmaceuticals.  To read more click here.

PHD Skate-A-Thon

The UNMC 2015 Skate-A-Thon for Parkinson's begins at noon on Friday, January 23 thru noon on Saturday, January 24.  For just $10 you can register to be part of this special event, and help us put Parkinson's on ice!

For more information or to register, please go to the PHD website or click here!


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