Save the Date! Taste for a Cure 2018

Save the date Birmingham! PAA is thrilled to announce that Taste for a Cure 2018, presented by the Ernest G. DeBakey Charitable Foundation, is Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you at Haven for another great evening of:

Proceeds benefit medical research towards a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Tickets may be purchased online now and you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates. If you’d like to be a sponsor for this event, please contact Mary T Miller for more information.


A Show of Art by Parkinson’s Patients

PAA is thrilled to be the beneficiary of an art show featuring art by Parkinson’s patients! We hope you’ll join us on Friday, February 18th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Naked Art Gallery (3831 Clairmont Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama 35222) for this unique showcase of talented artists.


January CNC NeuroScience Cafe: The Brain-Gut Connection

The January NeuroScience Cafe is right around the corner and this month’s topic is The Brain-Gut Connection: Parkinson’s Disease. Brought to you by UAB’s Comprehensive Neuroscience Center (CNC), the January cafe will be held at the Hoover Public Library (200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL 35216) on Monday, January 22 at 6:30 PM and lead by Dr. Haydeh Payami from the Department of Neurology at UAB.

The overall goal of these cafés is to help educate the public on the latest clinical care and neuroscience-related research taking place at UAB. Our audience is typically made up of older adults as well as individuals and family members who have been affected by the topic. The program runs for about an hour and is very casual and relaxed!

We would love for anyone involved in the Parkinson Association of Alabama to come and learn about the insights from neuroscience research

Tanner Foundation Neurological Conference 2017

Join us October 03, for the Tanner Foundation’s 2017 neurological conference.

Topics to be covered will be Best Practices in Care for Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.  This will be an amazing learning opportunity for doctors, professional caregivers, or patients and the people close to them.

This event is free of charge for persons with neurological disease and one caregiver.  For more information, or to make reservations email, or call 205-305-0397.

Members of the public, click here to sign up.

NeuroScience Cafe at the Emmet O’Neal Library

The UAB Comprehensive NeuroScience Center is hosting a Parkinson’s Disease Update as part of their NeuroScience Cafe series this Thursday, September 14 at 6:30PM from the Emmet O’Neal Library. This interactive presentation will provide an update from thought leaders at UAB Neurology on efforts to combat Parkinson’s disease in the lab and the clinic. This can’t miss event is free, open to the public, and all interested patients, caregivers, and medical professionals are encouraged to attend.

Where: Emmett O’Neal Library, 50 Oak Street, Mountain Brook AL, 35213

When: Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 PM



Parkinson’s Regeneration Training in Alabama

PAA is pleased to announce a Parkinsons’s Regeneration Training workshop on Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Atmore Community Hospital. This interactive workshop for fitness, wellness, and medical professionals, along with those affected by Parkinson’s Disease, will first provide participants with a better understanding of the following:

  • Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and its symptoms
  • How PD may affect overall functionality and quality of life
  • How to help reduce or eliminate falls & injury through exercise programming
  • Retraining the brain for better movement and multi-tasking abilities

Further, through hands-on application, participants will learn advanced risk assessments and optimal exercises, concepts, and techniques to help PD patients reduce falls and improve the following:

  • Flexibility
  • Balance / Stability / Agility
  • Strength
  • Breathing capacity
  • Posture
  • Cognitive & dual tasking abilities
  • Mobility and movement
  • Overall functionality

EARLY BIRD PRICING FOR FITNESS PROFESSIONALS: $149 ($149 through August 1, 2017. $175 beginning August 2, 2017) People with PD and Caregivers: $69/person or $109/couple.

To register or learn more, visit

Tanner Foundation Neurological Conference

The Tanner Foundation for Neurological Diseases will host its annual Neurological Conference on October 3, 2017 from 8am – 4pm at the Canterbury Methodist Church conference facility in Birmingham.

Approved CEU tracks will be available – ALS, MS and Parkinson’s Disease – with experts from each field of practice speaking in regard to the latest update in diagnosis and treatment practice parameters. For example, a new medication has been approved for ALS – the first medication in over 20 years, which is very exciting and encouraging.

Click this link to register for the conference or obtain additional information.

Taj India Gives Back to PAA!

PAA is excited to announce that it will be the beneficiary of give back night at Taj India and we are so thankful for there continued support. Join us Tuesday, June 27th from 5 PM to 10 PM at their location on 2226 Highland Avenue South. 10% of the sales that evening will benefit the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama and we look forward to seeing you there!

Kendra Gives Back at the Summit!

PAA is thrilled to be the beneficiary of a Kendra Gives Back Event! Join us this Tuesday, June 20th from 5 PM to 8 PM from Kendra Scott at the Summit for sips, sweets and jewels. 20% of the Proceeds benefit the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama and we look forward to seeing you there!