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Houston Area Parkinson Society

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Causes: Health, Health (General & Financing), Health Care

Mission: 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.

Programs: Haps programs, offered free of charge, totaled approximately 66,000 service hours in 2017. Therapeutic and enrichment programs and support services: haps provided over 181 speech and music therapy, exercise, water exercise, tai chi, yoga, dance, tango, singing, boxing and support groups each month with a combined attendance of nearly 1,600 persons monthly in 2017.

haps social workers covering an eight-county region handled 400 intake and referral calls per month, made home visits to assess the needs of each family and conducted private consultations to help address those needs. They facilitated 18 specialized monthly support groups for people with parkinson's disease (pd): general pd population; for pd patients; caregivers of pd patients; caregivers of people with pd and related dementia; and for those who have been recently diagnosed. Haps social workers also managed ongoing care needs of families receiving respite care (respite care is coordinated and subsidized by haps based on a sliding scale according to family income), assigned emergency financial aid and arranged transportation totaling 2,600 rides to medical appointments and therapeutic exercise groups in 2017.

education about parkinson's disease: the haps monthly newsletter, haps happenings, was sent to 5,000 households and email addresses each month and the organization's annual educational conference, summer lecture series and newly diagnosed education program events had a combined attendance of 800 individuals.

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Around age 60 I noticed that my handwriting was getting smaller and I was writing faster. I also noticed a small tremor in my right hand. The doctor went over my different symptoms and he suspected I’d either had a small stroke or the beginnings of Parkinson ‘s disease. After finding a neurologist and some testing I was diagnosed with the beginning stages of Parkinson’s disease. That was 4 years ago. I took Sinimet four times a day to control my symptoms, which include falling, imbalance, gait problems, swallowing difficulties, and slurring of speech, A year ago, I began to do a lot of research and came across Kycuyu Health Clinic (www. kycuyuhealthclinic. com) and their Parkinson’s HERBAL TREATMENT. After seeing positive reviews from other patients, I quickly started on the treatment, I experienced significant reduction/decline in major symptoms, including tremors, muscle weakness, speech problems, difficulty swallowing, balance problems, chronic fatigue and others, The truth is you can get off the drugs and help yourself by trying natural methods, i live symptoms free.