The mission of the Houston Area Parkinson Society is to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's disease through services, education and advocacy.
Since there is no known cure for Parkinson's, physicians and individuals with Parkinson's are using medications as the primary treatment for the symptoms of the disease. Research is showing that a combination of medications and exercise therapy is the most appropriate way to treat Parkinson's. With all of the Parkinson's medications available, there are many approaches that can be used for treating PD. As the disease progresses, the medications become less effective at controlling the symptoms of the disease, making life more challenging. At this point other treatment options might be explored if appropriate. Under the care and guidance of a Movement Disorder Specialist, the inidividual with PD may choose surgical intervention, such as Deep Brain Stimulation, as the next step in treatment.

Social Services

case management & more

Social Services

Transportation, respite and emergency financial aid are among the many services offered.

See Services

Videos

I AM THE FACE OF PARKINSON'S

video-thumb

CHANGING the face of PARKINSON'S

video-thumb