Parkinson Association of Northern California
Building Community for the Journey
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The Parkinson Association of Northern California is dedicated to enhancing the lives of
people with Parkinson's, their families, and care partners throughout Northern California
HOW WE HELP
The Parkinson Association of Northern California (PANC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with Parkinson's (PWP), their families and care partners throughout our region. It was founded in 1996 in the garage of an individual who desperately wanted support and resources to care for their loved one with Parkinson's disease.
Today, we facilitate over 40 support groups for people with Parkinsons, care partners, young onset individuals, and others. We also provide services, resources, and education to the PD community.
PANC is an independent Parkinson’s organization dedicated to serve our local community. All funding stays in NorCal to help those that need it most. We are extremely proud of the work that we do and the number of individuals who we collectively support each year. Thank you to the many generous individuals who help to sustain the mission of PANC by making donations of both time and money. We couldn't do this without you!
"Don't count the days, make the days count." - Muhammad Ali
WHAT IS PARKINSON'S DISEASE?
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive, neurological disease that destroys the cells in the mid brain which produce "dopamine," one of the chemicals that transmits movement control signals.
When approximately 80% of these cells no longer produce dopamine, one or more of PD's primary movement symptoms begin to appear: resting tremor; slowness of movement; stiffness; and/or gait or balance problems. Other symptoms such as small cramped handwriting, lack of arm swing, and decreased facial expression may appear.
It is estimated that some people with PD may also experience symptoms such as depression, anxiety attacks, or cognitive impairment. In addition, certain functions controlled by the autonomic nervous system may become affected, such as respiratory, blood pressure, and gastrointestinal. Every patient is different and may not experience all of the above symptoms.
As of today, there is no cure for Parkinson's disease. However, exercise, holistic practices, medications, medical procedures, and other options are available for relief and symptom mitigation. As research goes on and until there is a cure, people with Parkinson's and their
carepartners are highly encouraged to advocate for their own well-being and seek support.
WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING...
1024 Iron Point Road, #1046 Folsom, CA 95630
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am - 4 pm PST
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