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UNDERSTANDING PARKINSON'S

You will find information for anyone that suspects they may have Parkinson's that is seeking a potential diagnosis as well as resources for those newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, including:

  • Early signs that indicate a potential Parkinson's disease diagnosis

  • How to find the right medical specialists to diagnose and manage Parkinson's

  • What to do to prepare for your first medical appointment

  • PD 101: An overview of Parkinson's disease including contributing factors, common symptoms, treatment overviews, and potential clinical trials

  • Guidance for building your care team

  • Knowledge for how to connect with a care navigator once you have been diagnosed.

Understand early signs/symptoms and next steps to take if you think you might have PD.

Three hospital systems specialize in Movement Disorders and PD treatment in Alabama. Learn more.

Understand the importance of seeing a PD specialist, locate a specialist, and learn how to prepare for your first visit.

Learn more about PD in this high-level overview, including symptoms, causes, how PD is generally diagnosed and treated with common FAQs.

It is possible to have Parkinson-like symptoms and not have actual Parkinson's disease. Learn more in this section.

None of us go on this journey alone. Consider what other medical professionals, family, and friends will be on your care team.

What causes Parkinson's? In this section we talk genetics, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices.

A common question asked and debated is regarding the various stages of PD. We provide insight on this topic and break it down.

Learn more about how clinical trials work and which current research PD investigations underway.

Book Your PAA Care Navigation Session Today!

The Parkinson's Association of Alabama invests in Care Navigation professionals to assist you in your journey. This can mean calling or emailing the Association at any time for questions you may have about you or your loved one's conditions. Office hours for Care Navigators are available Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. All calls will be answered within 48 hours of leaving a message within this time.

 

Additionally, if you have been newly diagnosed with Parkinson's, you qualify for one FREE assessment with one of our Care Navigators. We will work to schedule a time that is convenient for you and your family members to walk through:

  • Understanding the PD diagnosis

  • Ensuring you have the knowledge and resources for building your own care teams

  • Understanding overall wellness initiatives to live your best life with Parkinson's

  • Guidance on long-term care planning financially, legally, medically, and emotionally

  • Plugging you into your local support groups and movement classes

  • Preparing you for unexpected trials and developing action plans for home and hospital safety

Based off this assessment, you and your family members will then receive a personalized care plan from the PAA with the tips and resources you need unique to your journey. If you are interested in being contacted by one of our Care Navigators to schedule an assessment, please complete the below form.

Care Navigation Assessment Sign-Up

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Thank you for registering for a care navigation assessment.  A Care Navigator will respond shortly to schedule a time convenient to you and any family members you wish to join in on the assessment. 

Site Disclaimer: The information provided in the Parkinson's Disease Resource Center presented by the Parkinson Association of Alabama is never meant to replace the guidance and expertise between you and your medical, financial, or legal professionals. The PAA strongly suggests that you work with these specialists within their area of expertise to discern your best choices for living a quality life with Parkinson's. The intent of the Parkinson's Disease Resource Center is to provide education to equip you with awareness for discerning your best path while living with Parkinson's and to connect you with the resources you need to discern your path for living with Parkinson's. 

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