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Kentucky Parkinson's Disease Information and Referral Center

Appointments and information:  859-257-APDA or toll free at 866-554-APDA (2732).

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. We also host patient and caregiver information sessions.

Parkinson's 101 classes offered

Are you a newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patient? UK HealthCare offers a PD 101 class for individuals who have been diagnosed for less than two years. This class is scheduled periodically throughout the year. The class is geared toward those who are new to Parkinson’s disease, but if you have been diagnosed longer and would like more information, feel free to attend.

Please contact our office toll free at 866-554-2732 to register and confirm dates and location. The class is free but registration is required.  

Programs and services

Advocacy

We support the advocacy and public policy activities conducted by the American Parkinson’s Disease Association national office in Staten Island, N.Y.

Aquatic exercise

This water exercise program designed to promote safe and effective opportunities for group exercise.

Counseling

A registered nurse is available by phone to help families explore effective interventions for maintaining optimal health and wellness in relation to Parkinson’s disease.

Exercise

A land-based exercise program developed specifically for the Parkinson’s patient to focuses on balance, coordination and improving speech.

Information and resource center

Books, manuals, videos, community and state resources, as well as the latest research information are available, and educational booklets can be mailed.

Use the Publication Request Form » (PDF, 95 KB)

Newly diagnosed family meetings

Meetings provide an opportunity for those newly diagnosed to meet with a registered nurse to gain a better understanding of their disease and local resources that are available.

Newsletter

Our newsletter includes the most current information available on treatment and research in addition to articles of local interest.

View the Parkinson’s Progress Spring 2010 newsletter » (PDF, 641 KB)

Referral assistance

A registered nurse assists patients and families with recommendations for movement disorder specialists and health professionals knowledgeable about Parkinson’s disease.

Research

We support the mission of APDA nationally by funding promising research.

Speaker’s bureau

Speakers are available for community presentations on Parkinson’s disease.

Speech therapy

This program works with patients to maintain and strengthen their voices.

Support groups

A statewide network of support groups is open to those interested in exchanging ideas and learning the most effective ways to cope with Parkinson’s disease.

Page last updated: 6/30/2014 2:34:13 PM