American Parkinson Disease Association

American Parkinson Disease Association


YOU’RE WATCHING CW IOWA LIVE ON CHANNEL TWENTY-THREE. AND TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY OF APRIL AND YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE RECOGNIZE AN ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN TALKED ABOUT DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH OF APRIL. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF PARKINSON’S AWARENESS AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HOW YOU CAN GIVE BACK. SO GLAD TO HAVE BOB WITH US. HE’S PRESIDENT OF THE IOWA CHAPTER. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TODAY. SO APDA. WHAT DOES THAT STAND FOR? IT’S FOR PARKINSON’S DEPARTMENT ASSOCIATION. AND WE HAVE — YEAH, CINDY PETERSON IS OUR DIRECTOR AND THE REST OF VOLUNTEERS. WOW, THAT’S AMAZING. OUR GOAL IS TO GET INFORMATION WITH PARKINSONS ACROSS THE STATE. WE HAVE 36 SUPPORT GROUPS. WE WANT TO GET TO 99 OBVIOUSLY. WE HAVE CONFERENCES IN CEDAR RAPIDS, SIOUX CITY ANDURE BIG ONE IS COMING UP AND OUR BIG ONE IS COMING UP JUNE 14TH. THAT’S COMING UP JUNE 14TH PRETTY MUCH AT LUTHER AN CHURCH OF HOPE. WE CAN HIT THAT ONE AGAIN. LET’S GET BACK TO BASICS. WHAT IS PARKINSONS? IT’S A NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE. REST OF YOUR LIFE. IT’S GOING TO GET WORSE AND YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. WHAT IT IS IS THE LOSS OF DOPAMINE IN THE BRAIN. THE DOPAMINE IS A LOCAL PARKINSON’S IS NOT MAKING CONNECTIONS BECAUSE OF THE LOSS OF DOPAMINE. AND THERE’S WAYS TO REPLACE DOPAMINE WITH THE USE OF MEDICATION. YOU SAID THERE’S NO CURE FOR THIS BUT THERE’S MEDICATION? YES, MY WIFE HAS DEEP TISSUE S TISHGZ MULATION WHERE THEY DRILL TWO HOLES IN YOUR HEAD AND PUT ELECTRICAL WIRES AND PUT IN PACEMAKERS AND IT SENDS ELECTRICAL IMPULSES IN YOUR BRAIN AND WHEN THEY PLACE THEM IN, YOU’RE AWARE. AND WHAT KIND OF DIFFERENCE DOES THIS MAKE? WELL, SHE WAS PROGRAMMED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. THAT’S A GOOD WAY OF PUTTING IT. SO NOW SHE’S GETTING ONE VOLT OF ELECTRICITY 24 HOURS A DAY AND IT HAS REDUCED HER MEDICATIONS TO TAKING IT SEVEN TIMES A DAY TO FOUR TIMES A DAY. AND HOW IS SHE FEELING? SHE FEELS FINE. IT HAS NOT CAUSED ANY PROBLEMS ALONG THOSE LINES. THAT’S JUST ONE WAY OF DOING IT. PRIMARILY, THERE’S PATCHES THAT YOU CAN GET LIKE DIABETICS HAVE THAT INSERT DOPAMINE INTO THE BODY. IF YOU NEED A QUICK JOLT OF A FIX — — THEY’RE COMING OUT WITH THOSE LISTERINE STRESSES, IT GOES INTO THE BLOOD IMMEDIATELY. UNFORTUNATELY THAT’S GREAT STUFF BUT RESEARCH COSTS A LOT OF MONEY. PARTED OF THE ART GOAL IS TO HELP RAISE MONEY TO FUND RESEARCH AND SUPPORT THE STATE OF IOWA. THROUGH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS LIKE WE HAVE COMING UP IN JUNE. WE ALSO FUND RESEARCH. 80% OF RESEARCH FOUND IN THE STATE OF IOWA STAYS IN THE STATE OF IOWA. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ADPA SUPPORTING PARKINSON’S RESEARCH AND EXPANDING PUBLIC RELATIONS LIKE YOU DID THIS MORNING AND SUPPORTING REVENUE TO SUPPORT THERE ARE MAJOR RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS THAT ARE OUT THERE THAT ARE RAISING MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. OUR GRANTS THAT WE GIVE TO OUR LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS ARE MAYBE NOT THAT LARGE BUT WE SUPPORT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING EXERCISE PROGRAMS. EXERCISE HAS BEEN FOUND TO BE VERY BENEFICIAL FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSONS. BOXING OF ALL THINGS. IF YOU TALK ABOUT THE IRONY OF IT BEING BOXING. YOU CAN GO TO ROCKSTEADY.COM THE PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S. WELL, WE HAVE A PROGRAM GOING ON WITH PEOPLE CALLED PINTS FOR PARKINSON’S AND IOWA HAS TURNED INTO A GREAT PLACE WITH THE CRAFT BEERS AND ALL OF THAT GOING ON SO OUR COMMITTEE WITH CHAIR RIVER BOTTOM. WE HAVE 28 BREWERIES AND BARS THROUGHOUT THE CITY THAT ARE DOING BUY ONE, GET ONE FOR A PINT OF THEIR LOCAL PINT BEER. SO HOW DO WE SIGN UP FOR A PINT. THE WEBSITE HAS INFORMATION ON THERE. A PASSPORT IS $40 AND YOU GET 170 OUNCES OF BEER. FOR 28 BARS AND BREWERIES, THAT’S A PRETTY GOOD. IF YOU GET TWO — AND 100% OF THE MONEY GOES TO IOWA APD AND WE’RE HOPING TO GET 60,000. IF THERE ARE 60,000 IOWANS IN THE STATE OF 3 MILLION, THAT’S A PRETTY HIGH PERCENTAGE. IF YOU LOOK AT DAKOTAS AND ILLINOIS, THEY HAVE THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OF PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S AND VERY CLOSELY TIED TO WELL WATER AND THE AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS. WHY WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY THAT IT CAN BE TIED TO THE AGRICULTURALAL . AND YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION IF YOU HEAD TO THE WEBSITE. SO REMIND US OF THAT LOCATION ONCE AGAIN. THE WEBSITE IS WWW.APD.IOWA.ORG. AND IT IS OBVIOUSLY 24/7. SIDNEY IS DOING A GREAT JOB RUNNING THE ORGANIZATION AND IT’S FUN. I MEAN THE PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S ARE REAL ROLE MODELS BECAUSE HERE THEY HAVE BEEN AFFLICTED WITH THIS LIFELONG FIGHT. AND THEY NEVER GIVE UP. THEY NEVER GIVE IN. AND WE’LL HAVE 700 PEOPLE AT OUR APRIL IS OVER WE WANT TO INSPIRE YOU TO FIGHT. IF YOU HAVE THAT COMING UP JUNE 14TH AND IF YOU WANT TO GET CALL THEIR NUMBER 515-623-2379 IF YOU WANT TO GET CONNECTED TO THOSE WHO HAVE MORE RESOURCES. THANK YOU.

Author: Kevin Mason

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