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    One of a group of conditions called motor system disorders which result from loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Symptoms of PD include tremor (trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face), rigidity (stiffness of the limbs and trunk); bradykinesia (slowness of movement) and postural instability (impaired balance and coordination). As these symptoms become more pronounced, patients may have difficulty walking, talking, or completing other simple tasks. The disease usually affects people over the age of 50, can be difficult to diagnose accurately and may require brain scans or laboratory tests to rule out other conditions.

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    American Parkinson Disease AssociationGrass roots organization serving those affected by Parkinson's Disease. Provides information and resources to patients, their families, friends, doctors and other medical professionals; promotes public awareness of the disease; and sponsors research into the causes and treatment for the Disease. National Resource Center for Rehabilitation provides access to a licensed physical therapist who can answer questions and provide educational materials. Operates 62 Information and Referral Centers across the country to educate, counsel and refer patients to medical professionals. American Parkinson Disease AssociationAmerican Parkinson Disease Association
    American Parkinson Disease Association - PittsburghMission statement is "To Ease the Burden..To Find the Cure." Provides printed literature on Parkinson's disease--free of charge, referrals to movement disorder specialists in the area, and other areas in the country through referrals via coordinators.AlleghenyAmerican Parkinson Disease Association - PittsburghAmerican Parkinson Disease Association
    Bon Homie - Adult Day CenterServes clients ranging in age from 18 - 90+. We offer structured activities, professional nurse on staff, health monitoring and assistance with medications. Personal care(assistance with ambulating, eating, toileting, showering) Dietician approved lunches; honoring special diets. Offering two programs: Aging program and a special needs program. Serving clients with Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, mentally challenged, Cerebral palsy along with folks that need socialization and structure but do not have a primary diagnosis.MontgomeryBon Homie, Ltd. - Montgomery; LimerickBon Homie
    Conemaugh Health System- Parkinson's Disease Support GroupParkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement. Members of mutual support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.CambriaNeuroscience Specialty ClinicsConemaugh Health System
    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Harmarville - Parkinson's Support GroupParkinson's Support GroupAlleghenyEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital - HarmarvilleEncompass Health Rehabilitation Hospitals
    Lancaster Support Parkinson Support GroupA support group for persons with Parkinson's Disease, their families and interested people. Provides education, information and caregivers support. Two social events during the year (July and December). LancasterLancaster Support Parkinson Support GroupIndependent Support Groups
    National Parkinson FoundationSupports Parkinson's-related research, patient care, education, training and outreach. National Parkinson FoundationNational Parkinson Foundation
    Parkinson Council - Exercise for Parkinson PatientsAlthough there is no known cure for Parkinson’s Disease, there are a number of changes patients can make to their everyday lifestyles to help with their condition, and possibly alleviate a degree of the symptoms they will be experiencing. Evidence suggests that regular exercise and or physical therapy can improve some of these symptoms and enhance quality of life. You should consult closely with your doctor, physiotherapist or health care professional when devising your own exercise program. Some of the benefits of regular exercise for the person with Parkinson’s disease can include: - Increased cardiovascular fitness - Prevention of joint deformity - Improved joint mobility - Improved coordination and balance - Increased muscle strength and flexibility - Reduced muscle cramping - Improved posture - Improved control over gross motor movements, such as walking - Reduced stress levels - Greater confidence in performing daily activities.MontgomeryThe Parkinson Council - Montgomery; Bala CynwydParkinson Council
    Parkinson Partners of Northwest PAProviding education, support and outreach to the Parkinson's community. They provide a number of support groups (for patients, caregivers, newly diagnosed etc), educational opportunities, literature, speakers, fundraisers, a PD-specific Wellness Program with Gannon University OT/PT Departments, a monthly newsletter and much more for those dealing with PD.ErieParkinson Partners of Northwest PAParkinson Partners of Northwest PA
    Parkinson's Care - Senior Helpers SunburyWill work with your family and medical team to provide care for the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease to help an individual remain comfortable and as independently as possible given their condition. Senior Helpers’ Parkinson’s Care Program is a specialized training program for our caregivers created in conjunction with leading experts from the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Centers of Excellence network.NorthumberlandSenior Helpers SunburySusquehanna Seniors, LLC dba Senior Helpers
    Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center - Drug TreatmentThe specialists at the PD&MDC utilize a variety of medications to treat the symptoms of all movement disorders so that patients can achieve and maintain their best level of function. Effective treatment can only be accomplished after each patient undergoes a careful, individualized assessment to establish a diagnosis and to create a plan that includes medication as only one component of a multi-disciplined, comprehensive approach. PhiladelphiaParkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center - Philadelphia; Center CityUniversity of Pennsylvania Hospital/ Health System
    Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center - Educational ProgramsEducating individuals with PD, their families, and the general public is an important activity of the PD&MDC. Each spring, the Jane C. Wright Symposium on living with PD draws a large crowd of patients and caregivers who are eager to learn about advances in research, alternative and traditional treatments, and other relevant topics. The Center offers other, more intimate educational programs throughout the year to patients and families with newly diagnosed PD, and with parkinsonian syndromes and other movement disorders. PhiladelphiaParkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center - Philadelphia; Center CityUniversity of Pennsylvania Hospital/ Health System
    Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center - Physical TherapyPhysical therapy and directed exercise are critical to the good management of PD for symptom relief and preventative maintenance of strength and best possible mobility. The Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center, located on the ground floor of the building that houses the PD&MDC, specializes in restoration of function through individualized and group instruction on improving mobility, fall prevention, and other activities that enhance a patient’s quality of life while helping them in learning to live with a chronic, neurologic disease.PhiladelphiaParkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center - Philadelphia; Center CityUniversity of Pennsylvania Hospital/ Health System
    Parkinson's Disease FoundationRaises funding for research on Parkinson's Disease; provides education and information about the disease; and advocates on behalf of, and in collaboration with, people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers. Parkinson's Disease FoundationParkinson's Disease Foundation
    Parkinson's Support GroupProvide support for patients, family and friends diagnosed with Parkinson's.CumberlandHealth South Rehabilitation, Hospital of MechanicsburgHealthSouth Rehabilitation
    Parkinsons Support Group of Central PAGuest speakers, information, and assistance in any way in which the group can support an individual with Parkinson's Disease.CumberlandParkinsons Support Group of Central PAParkinsons Support Group of Central PA
    Parkinson's Support Group of the Lehigh ValleyParkinson's support groupNorthamptonParkinson's Support Group of the Lehigh ValleyNational Parkinson Foundation
    Parkinson's Support Group - Senior Helpers SunburyThe Miller Center in partnership with Senior Helpers host a Parkinson’s Support Group every 2nd Monday of the Month. Every month a guest speaker will present educational information focused on Parkinson’s Disease. Call The Miller Center for more information on upcoming group meetings and speakers at 570-556-4191.NorthumberlandSenior Helpers SunburySusquehanna Seniors, LLC dba Senior Helpers
    Right at Home - Personal CareWhether it's for extra assistance after a stay in the hospital, an aging parent who needs extra help or companionship to remain in their home, or as a respite for the family member who cares for an ailing loved one, Right at Home can help. Services Offered: -Ambulation assistance -Bathing and Showering -Continence care -Bathing Visits -Showering -Transfers and Positioning -Alzheimer’s and Dementia care -Hospice supportive care -Parkinson’s Care -Diabetic Care -Bed baths -Changing briefs -Skin care -Hair care & Shampooing -Mouth & Denture care -Shaving with electric razor -Toileting -Transfers - Chair to bed -Transfers - Chair to toilet -Transfers - Bed to chair -Gait belts, Assisting with -Emptying catheter bags -Dressing -Positioning in bed -Feeding -Diabetic meal planning -Medicaid Waiver ServiceMontgomeryRight at Home - Montgomery; JenkintownRight at Home
    The Washington Hospital - Parkinson's Disease Support GroupSupport group to assist participants to learn coping techniques to deal with their physical problems. Family members or caregivers also receive assistance and encouragement from this group. WashingtonThe Washington Hospital - Support GroupsThe Washington Hospital
    Veterans Health Administration, Gloucester County, NJ Community Based Outpatient ClinicThe Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in Sewell, NJ provides primary care services for Veterans in Southern New Jersey by highly qualified primary care providers, with specialty care referrals to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. It also provides behavioral health services including individual, group and family counseling, and programs such as QuitSmart Smoking Cessation. Speciality Clinics operating at this location include: Optometry, Audiology, Cardiology, Driver's Rehab, Women's Health, Social Work services, as well as blood drawing. The clinic is handicapped accessible providing full and easy access for all Veterans.Veterans Health Administration, Philadelphia VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, Joint Base McGuire-Dix, NJ Community Based Outpatient ClinicThe Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix provides primary care services for Veterans in Burlington County, NJ and surrounding areas by highly qualified primary care providers, with specialty care referrals to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. It also provides behavioral health services including individual, group and family counseling, and programs such as QuitSmart Smoking Cessation. Speciality Clinics operating at this location include Podiatry, Women's Health, as well as blood drawing services. The clinic is handicapped accessible providing full and easy access for all Veterans.Veterans Health Administration, Philadelphia VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, Victor J. Saracini Community Based Outpatient Clinic (Montgomery County)The Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in Horsham, PA provides primary care services for Veterans in Montgomery County, PA and surrounding areas by highly qualified primary care providers, with specialty care referrals to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. It also provides behavioral health services including individual, group and family counseling, and programs such as QuitSmart Smoking Cessation. Speciality Clinics operating at this location include Podiatry and Social Work, as well as blood drawing services. The clinic is handicapped accessible providing full and easy access for all Veterans. MontgomeryVeterans Health Administration, Philadelphia VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration

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