Dating and Parkinson’s Disease


New and Valen-timely entry on the FoxFeed from hilarious and authentic guest blogger and PD patient, Allison Smith.

A Single Lady’s Advice on Dating and Parkinson’s Disease

Fight Parkinson’s with Exercise

Medical professionals at UAB and around the world continue to promote exercise as a critical factor that can positively influence longterm health and quality of life for Parkinson patients. Here is another great piece on the benefits of exercise for Parkinson patients by NPR’s Morning Edition.

The Day After A Parkinson Diagnosis

The day after a Parkinson Disease diagnosis can be a dynamic and stressful time for patients, caregivers, and their families. This post from the FoxFeed Blog offers a “roadmap” to help navigate the days immediately after a diagnosis.

2014 Southern Symposium

The 2014 Southern Symposium produced a convergence of thought leaders from around the country to discuss and explore Parkinson Disease research and treatment initiatives. The Parkinson Association of Alabama is committed to collaboration with PD organizations as a mechanism to augment the holistic search for a cure and we appreciate our President, Ken Cater, fulfilling this commitment by serving on the planning committee for this ambitious event. Montgomery resident and Nurse Practitioner Terry Watkins attended the event and provided a great recap that we encourage everyone to read..

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New Executive Director

The Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) is pleased to introduce our new Executive Director, Mary T. Miller.

Mary T is a 1999 graduate of Samford University, with a BS in Biology. She worked for 10 years for Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, where she was the Director of Alumni. Her passion, skills, and experience will help the Parkinson Association of Alabama move forward in the research, fundraising and awareness activities we support.

In her free time, Mary T enjoys running and playing tennis, and is a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. She has been married to Bud Miller for 13 years, and they have 2 children.

You can contact Mary T at 205-871-9941 or



Ken Cater

President. Parkinson Association of Alabama

Taste for a Cure 2015

Save the date Birmingham! Our annual “Taste for a Cure” fundraising event will be held on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 PM. Join us at Old Car Heaven for another great evening of unique food, beer, and wine pairings conceived and prepared by an all-star team of local chefs including Chris Hastings. We’ll top off the evening with live and silent auctions so stay tuned for more details on this can’t miss event that benefits Parkinson disease research programs.



To Be Announced

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

Stay tuned for our next event!

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The Parkinson Disease Southern Symposium

tulip-tag-half-size-tiltThe Parkinson Disease Southern Symposium

When: November 13-16, 2014
Where: The Spartanburg Marriott,  299 North Church Street, Spartanburg South Carolina 29306
This event is free to attend. For more information and to register please visit
Below are additional details for the Victory Summit, part of that same weekend.

The Victory Summit

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Plus Community Activities Thursday 11/13 – Sunday 11/16
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC

Join the Davis Phinney Foundation and our SC partners for a moving day of information and inspiration.  The Victory Summit Symposium focuses on the actions people living with Parkinson’s can take today to improve their quality of life. Featuring researchers, clinicians and physical therapists in the field ofmovement disorders, The Victory Summit provides a range of tools and options that people with Parkinson’s can use to live well today.

This event is FREE of charge to all registered attendees.  Register TODAY.

Details about additional athletic and cultural events hosted by the localParkinson’s community are also provided under the link below.  Planned activities for Thursday,Friday and Saturday include a fun run, ballet for PD and more.

Click here to register or get more details about the weekend.

Coming Soon

Check back soon to see upcoming events!