Movement disorders support groups
There are many resources and support groups to help answer your questions about Parkinson's disease, including both local communities and national organizations. Many of the resources below offer community programs and services that include but are not limited to:
- Informational resources
- And more
Browse through the resources below or click on the links to learn more.
Kentucky Parkinson's Disease Information and Referral Center
UK HealthCare and the American Parkinson's Disease Association (APDA) have partnered to create the Kentucky Parkinson's Disease Information and Referral Center. The center provides physician and service referrals and educational programs, and it develops and maintains support groups across the state. They also host patient and caregiver information sessions. Learn more »
National Parkinson Foundation
For more than half a century, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson's disease. NPF has funded more than $164 million in care, research and support services. Learn more »
Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana
This is a grassroots organization, founded by Louisville-area people with Parkinson’s disease. While it has grown and expanded its programs and services beyond support groups, its core values remain centered on ensuring that no one has to face Parkinson’s disease alone. Its rally cry is 'live well and fight back' against Parkinson's! Learn more »
American Parkinson Disease Association
The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., was founded in 1961 to "ease the burden and find a cure" for Parkinson's disease. Headquartered in New York, the organization focuses its energies on research, patient services, education and raising public awareness about the disease. APDA supports nine Centers for Advanced Research, 52 regional Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, 45 chapters, and 250 affiliated support groups nationwide.
Each year, the APDA Scientific Advisory Board reviews grant applications and submits recommendations for funding researchers whose work shows promise for making scientific breakthroughs or for finding improved treatments for Parkinson's disease. Learn more »