American Parkinson’s Disease Association Builds Online Community


The American Parkinson’s Disease Association has partnered with Smart Patients to build an online community for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.

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The platform is free to use for people who have the disease, along with their caregivers and their families. It allows each group to reach out to others around the country who are going through similar experiences.

Online communities are very supportive and often offer great sources of emotional support and information about the disease, including new treatments and research projects. The platform will help the APDA reach out to more people with Parkinson’s in the U.S. and empower them to improve their care and treatment, while offering a safe place for people to connect with others and share best practices and advice.

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  1. Kristine Sevy says:

    We have found boxing for Parkinson’s a great source to reduce symptoms as well as medication. Such a blessing in our lives.
    We live near Roseville .ca. So the boxing facility here is called Rock Steady Boxing.

  2. Robin says:

    Although this seems like good news, I’m just not sure if the Parkinson’s community needs another “online community” database. There are several out there already which already are working and currently seem to be duplicative. It seems like the PD national organizations really need to get together and to be more efficient, only spend money where a need is not already being met.

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