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.
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, more specifically a movement disorder, that affects the cells of the brain that control muscle movement. These cells, located deep in a section of the brain called the substantia nigra, produce an important neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine is important because it is the chemical messenger used to send signals from the brain to the muscles to complete smooth, coordinated movements. When 80% of these dopamine-producing cells have died, symptoms of Parkinson's disease appear. The cause of death of these dopamine-producing cells is still unknown.

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Social Services

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

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I CAN

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I AM THE FACE OF PARKINSON'S

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CHANGING the face of PARKINSON'S

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