Marlborough, Connecticut

Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson's

Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson's

(860) 266-6040
Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson's, Charities & Donations, Family and Kids, Marlborough, Connecticut

Defined by doctors as a disease that affects the way you move, Parkinson’s disease, which is linked to decreased dopamine production, affects as many as 1 million Americans. Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s (CAP) is a non-profit, 501-c3 registered charity that offers positive support for people with Parkinson’s, as well as their families and friends.

In conjunction with several sister charity organizations located throughout the state, Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s offers outreach initiatives, patient group collaboration, wellness and educational opportunities, and clinical trial transportation and updates. Whether you choose to participate through monetary donations, by attending one of our educational seminars or Parkinson’s support groups,  or by taking the time to participate in a clinical trial, Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson's welcomes you as a part of the CAP family, and looks forward to helping those with the disease to fight back in a meaningful and successful way.

To inquire about upcoming events, resources or volunteer opportunities, call (860) 266-6040 today. For more comprehensive information, visit them online.

 

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Announcements & Events from Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson's
Government Benefits & Insurance for People With Parkinson’s Disease, Marlborough, Connecticut
Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating condition, and alongside the challenges of treatment and recovery, patients often receive extensive bills. This creates a major burden for ...read more
3 Ways to Use Diet to Manage Parkinson’s Disease, Marlborough, Connecticut
Although Parkinson’s disease has no cure, there are many lifestyle factors you can change to help manage it. Diet and nutrition play a crucial role in all aspects of bodily function,...read more
CAP Member Highlight: Joe Kelley, Marlborough, Connecticut
Joe, who is 59-years old, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 6 years ago.  Joe is the CAP State Delegation Leader. He is married and the father of two sons, and lives in Be...read more
January Message from CAP Chairman, Karl Hespeler , Marlborough, Connecticut
As the New Year begins, I find the desire to set new goals and try to change my mind set on certain issues.  I always try to start with a positive attitude. In this regard, I wo...read more
3 Ways Exercise Fights Parkinson’s Disease, Marlborough, Connecticut
Parkinson’s disease ranks among the most common late-life neurodegenerative diseases, and also affects younger people, as well (About 10%-20% of those diagnosed with Parkinson’s...read more
Parkinson’s is one of the leading neurodegenerative diseases. With no cure, treatment options and management vary from patient to patient. Researchers continue to look for ...read more
Parkinson’s disease is an extremely complex condition. Because there is no cure, there are constant clinical trials being conducted. For patients that are unable to manage their...read more
If your loved one is suffering from a serious medical condition like Parkinson’s disease, it can be emotionally difficult to accept it and reshape aspects of your...read more
In 2006, Ray Figlewski was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  The dancing that he had loved so much up to that point had begun to elude him – “losing my coordination” he says ...read more
CAP’s Gala on Saturday, November 18th at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT was a rousing success. Four hundred and thirty people enjoyed a fun-filled evening complete with a live...read more
Nothing replaces an effective health care team, especially when managing conditions like Parkinson’s disease. Patients require an extensive and varied amount of care, but understandi...read more
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most heavily researched health conditions. It has no cure and leaves patients immobile and unable to care for themselves as it progresses....read more
Living with Parkinson’s disease affects every aspect of your life and drastically limits your abilities. While there is no cure for this movement disorder, there are treatment option...read more
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most prevalent neurological disorders, and watching a loved one endure its progression is heartbreaking. Early treatment is imperative, which i...read more
In September, I attended (and was part of Planning Committee) a four day program in Grand Rapids, Michigan.   I serve as an advisor to the Cure Parkinson’s Trust UK, who in...read more
CAP’s inaugural newsletter in October was very well received.  Thank you all for your positive feedback. We are doing the very best we can to provide local support to those figh...read more
Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating and emotionally painful condition that affects many people. This progressive nervous system disorder is a constant topic of medical researc...read more
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders and affects millions of people around the world. It develops gradually, often without warning signs, and has...read more
Watching a loved one suffer from the progression of Parkinson’s disease is a challenging experience, and with no clear cure, the challenge gets greater with time. Risk factors and p...read more
Advocacy Efforts September 8 – 12, 2017  I was in Cleveland on September 8th and attended the “Shaking with Laughter” Program presented by Karen & Mark Jaffe, to benefit t...read more
In January, I was honored and humbled to be voted Chairman of the Board for Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s (CAP). I am replacing Steven DeWitte, CAP’s founder. Steve is a visi...read more