• Revisit the sights and sounds of the 2018 Parkinson’s Symposium

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  • The Annual Alabama Parkinson’s Fighter 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk is October 27, 2018. This years event will be held at UAB Campus Green and the route will comprise UAB and surrounding areas. Click the button below to register.

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  • Our Mission

    To improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s Disease in the State of Alabama.

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  • Pre-clinical research may slow effects of Parkinson’s

    Alabama patients provide perspective

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  • Spotlight on Juárez Boxing

    Birmingham takes the fight to Parkinson’s Disease!

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  • My Diagnosis

    Alabama patients and caregivers reflecting on their Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis.

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2018 Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk & 5K: Event Recap

Thanks to the PAA Jr. Board and other volunteers, the 2018 Alabama…

2018 Parkinson’s Symposium Media Archive

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The Diagnosis

Currently, the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is purely a clinical one. This means it is based on:

  • Medical Examination
  • Medical history or description of your problem

This surprises many people, given the medical tests, laboratory work and imaging studies that are used to [Click to Read More]

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Coping with the Diagnosis

The following is an excerpt from the book Alter The Course. Newly Diagnosed Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease is an unexpected- and unwanted- twist and turn in your life journey. Like any journey there is uncertainty about what lies ahead, how things will change or where your life with PD will take you.  Although you cannot completely control your future, certain choices you make can guide your course to set your path in the best direction. [Click to Read More]

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The Parkinson Association of Alabama needs your support to help to fund research as well as support programs for people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Our work would not be possible without your help.

We invite you to join with us in making a difference in Parkinson’s in Alabama.