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American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Minnesota

  • The American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Minnesota provides:

    • a telephone help line
    • counseling and advocacy
    • referrals to community resources
    • collaboration with community support groups statewide
    • handbooks and booklets about the disease
    • a book and video lending library
    • newsletters and website announcements
    • community education for healthcare professionals and families affected by Parkinson's disease

    Parkinson's Disease – Beyond Motor Symptoms

    Most people are well aware of the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. However, non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's may be more unexpected. It may be surprising to learn that 50% of people living with Parkinson's disease will experience hallucinations or delusions over the course of their disease. Danielle Koenig, a nurse practitioner from the Capistrant Parkinson's Center, will share some information about this topic, as well as a new treatment option for people experiencing these symptoms.

    DATES: Tuesday, August 29, and Thursday, September 7
    TIME: 5:30 p.m.
    PLACES:

    • August 29 Event
      Oxboro Library Meeting Room
      8801 Portland Ave. S.
      Bloomington, MN 55420
    • September 7 Event
      Maple Grove Library Meeting Room
      8001 Main Street
      Maple Grove, MN 55369

      PRESENTER: Danielle Koenig, C.N.P., Bethesda Outpatient Clinic

      RSVP: Anushka Mohideen, APDA Minnesota Information & Referral Coordinator, 651-241-8297 or anushka.mohideen@allina.com
      There is no charge for this program, but seats are limited. Light refreshments will be provided.

    APDA Minnesota Optimism Walk

    The APDA Minnesota Optimism Walk will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Roseville Central Park.

    We will meet at the Jaycees Shelter, located at 2540 Lexington Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Check-in is 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10 a.m..

    Optimism Walks are fun-filled fundraising events! This is a short non-competitive walk with family-friendly activities.

    Every nine minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Funds raised at the Optimism Walk provide local support, education and research. The more funds we raise, the more people we can help. Walk with us and help put an end to Parkinson's Disease!

    Register online today at APDAparkinson.org/MNwalk!

    APDA Minnesota Patient Grant Program

    APDA Minnesota has four grant programs available to assist people with Parkinson's disease. The Simple Gifts program focuses on respite services and help at home. There are also programs for exercise, transportation, and medication assistance. Please call 651-241-8297 or email  anushka.mohideen@allina.com to learn more about these grants. To apply, fill out the Patient Grant Program application. You also can apply for the driving assessment grant.

    Who we serve

    The Information and Referral Center provides information to individuals who have Parkinson's disease, their families, caregivers, allied health professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about how to live well with Parkinson's disease.

    Order education materials.

    Print and post public service fliers:

    Events, classes and resources:

    Call Anushka Mohideen at 651-241-8297.

    Office hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

    Donate

    Help us continue this vital service in Minnesota. Donations can be mailed to:

    The Minnesota Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association 
    Abbott Northwestern Hospital, MR 12209
    800 East 28th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55407

    Please make checks payable to: The Minnesota Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association