APDA Launches Online Support Site

In collaboration with Smart Patients, APDA has launched an online support forum, through which people with Parkinson’s, their care partners and families can interact and learn from each other in a safe, supportive environment. This will allow people impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD) to share, interact, and learn from each other in a safe, supportive environment. This online community extends APDA’s resources to help those affected by PD, no matter where they are located, at no cost to participants.

“We are thrilled to launch this community for people with PD, care partners, and family members,” says Robin Kornhaber, APDA Vice President of Programs and Patient Services. “This will further a dialogue to nurture the PD community, provide socialization, education, and critical access to information.”

Smart Patients believes that patients and caregivers are the most underutilized resource in medicine. By partnering with Smart Patients, APDA is empowering people with PD to improve care for themselves and others.

“We are proud to work with APDA to connect people with Parkinson’s with one another,” says Roni Zeiger, MD, CEO of Smart Patients. “Community can provide peace of mind through social and emotional support, not to mention those practical tips patients and families learn through direct experience.”

To learn more about our new online community, visit our website.