New Mexico Chapter APDA
P.O. Box 92226
Albuquerque, NM 87199-2226

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The New Mexico Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association is dedicated to Parkinson's patients and their care partners. The New Mexico APDA Chapter is a non-profit organization.  

The Albuquerque Parkinson's Disease support group meets the third Saturday each month, 1 pm, at the Presbyterian Healthplex (6301 Forest Hills, NE). 

The next meeting is on April 19, 2014 at 1 pm at the Presbyterian Healthplex.  Our guest speaker is Cindy Brown, LBSW, CDP.  Ms. Brown is the Training and Resource Manager/Social Worker from Home Instead Senior Care.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive degenerative neurological disorder affecting more than 1.5 million Americans.  Men and women alike are affected, and although the highest incidence is in those over 60 years old, an alarming number of cases under 65 is being documented yearly.

PD is characterized by slowness in movement, difficulty walking, posture instability, rigidity or stiffness of arms, legs or neck, and tremors, mostly in the hands at rest.  Secondary symptoms may include depression, confusion, difficulty in speaking and/or swallowing, and facial "masking."

 


 
 
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