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
What to Expect After Being Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease, Marlborough, Connecticut
Hearing the words, “You have Parkinson’s disease” from the physician can completely change your life. It’s a complex condition that produces many challenges, and it can be difficult ...read more
August Message from CAP Chairman, Karl Hespeler, Marlborough, Connecticut
Lessons I’ve Learned Observing Those Fighting Parkinson’s  My Wife Michelle was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 40, eleven and a half years ago. My kids were thi...read more
How I See It: Everyone has a Story | A Blog by Michelle Hespeler, Marlborough, Connecticut
Everyone Has a Story As I wrote my personal story last month, I did not realize how much impact it would have on those who read it.  It was written from my heart, and that is w...read more
August CAP Advocacy Efforts Update with Steve DeWitte, Marlborough, Connecticut
This month, I have a number of “Advocacy Items” I would like to share.  Please know that CAP does our best to keep up with the latest happenings, “Hot” items, and science, but...read more
Fight Parkinson’s by Joining the Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s, Marlborough, Connecticut
Parkinson’s disease continues to be one of the most complex and debilitating medical conditions. People living with it face a variety of challenges every day, which is why the volunt...read more
Living with Parkinson’s disease can be emotionally taxing. Even with support from family and loved ones, you can feel isolated. Depression is a common side effect, and the volunteers...read more
Parkinson’s disease introduces many challenges, ranging from difficulty with speech to mobility. As a friend, it can be heartbreaking to watch, but there are many ways you can help. ...read more
Parkinson’s disease is a complex, incurable condition that presents many challenges as it progresses. It affects everyone differently, but the five definitive stages provide insight ...read more
From the desk of Steve DeWitte, co-founder, CAP MIT Research I’m very excited to travel to Cambridge with Karl Hespeler and Kelly Kearney on July 10 for a follow-up meeting at...read more
Good Days & Bad Days The past five days have been five of the most memorable and cherished days of my life.  Before that, I had four or five of the worst days of my life.&n...read more
As spring turns into summer, I wanted to take the time to reflect on several exciting initiative and events that CAP has been involved in recently. Our Board and Committee members ha...read more
The side effects associated with Parkinson’s disease make it one of the most difficult conditions to manage. It introduces many challenges, and people living with the disease are at ...read more
Parkinson’s disease is complex condition with many challenges. Whether you’re a professional caregiver or family member, you should know how to handle disease management with fi...read more
The effect that Parkinson’s disease has on motor function can make it difficult for people living with the condition to stay active. Exercise is essential for healthy living, especia...read more
"Live Well, Do Tell” Initiative  This is a program, created by Acorda Therapeutics with input from a multi-disciplinary steering committee of Parkinson’s disease leaders and ex...read more
Life with PD is a challenge every day with everything you do. That is a strong statement. Let me explain. Rolling over in bed, brushing your teeth, shaving your legs, blow dry...read more
Several weeks ago, CAP had a meeting with several renowned scientists at MIT to discuss the Parkinson’s research they are conducting.  Board members Kelly Kearney and Steve DeWi...read more
People living with Parkinson’s disease face several sleep-related side effects. Fatigue and other consequences directly impact quality of life, which is why you need to fin...read more
Parkinson’s disease affects the body in a number of ways that translate into the workplace. When you’re first diagnosed, it can be difficult to know how and when to speak with cowork...read more
The debilitating side effects of Parkinson’s disease significantly impact mobility and make it dangerous for people to walk. As a family member or friend, it’s important to crea...read more
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most prominent and well-known neurodegenerative conditions. However, despite extensive research, it remains one of the most mysterious. It...read more
Life of a Patient Advocate April 2 – Part of “Welcome Committee” that greeted and congratulated Brett Parker for his accomplishment of completing 7 Marathons/7 days/ 7 Continents.&n...read more
  Power, Persevere and Take a Deep Breath As April ends and May begins, a sense of accomplishment, appreciation and wonder go through my mind.  April was Parkinson’s Awar...read more
Parkinson’s Awareness month is now over.  It was a month filled with enthusiasm and excitement. From my perspective, every April outshines the last.  All month long, patien...read more
The symptoms and stresses of Parkinson’s disease can make it difficult to maintain a positive mood. This weighs heavily on your mental health, which is why it’s important to combat t...read more
People with Parkinson’s disease deal with a number of challenges each day. The side effects impact every aspect of their lives, which may include difficulty eating.   Becau...read more
Parkinson’s disease takes both an emotional and physical toll, and watching a friend deal with the side effects is difficult. The volunteers at Connecticut Advocates for Parkins...read more
If you haven’t heard by now, the whole month of April is dedicated to Parkinson’s awareness month, when an already energetic Parkinson’s community kicks it into high gear in the spir...read more
Lots of items going on in our efforts to advocate on behalf of PWP’s.  I recently traveled to Washington, DC as part of the 2018 Parkinson’s Public Policy Forum, held March 20...read more
During the past decade of living with this challenging disease, as a fitness professional and a patient, I have often been asked various questions about exercise and PD.  When ...read more
Please consider joining fellow Parkinson’s Advocates, families, and friends for a very special Presentation being held at the Capitol Legislative Office Building (LOB ~ Room1B) on Ap...read more
Enduring the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be a challenge to those afflicted.  They affect mobility, comfort, and speech. While there’s no cure for this disease,...read more
Parkinson’s disease is unique to every patient, and people living with it can have a difficult time finding a treatment regimen to help them best manage side effects. Research for a ...read more
People with Parkinson’s disease deal with a number of debilitating side effects, according to the volunteers at Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s in Windsor, CT. This can drastic...read more
Parkinson’s disease is a complex condition caused by many different factors. In the search for a cure, researchers have identified a number of traits that can contribute to disease d...read more
This month, we feature two CAP Members, Sarah Diaz and Peter Northrop. Peter and Sarah have important events coming up in April, which is Parkinson’s Awareness Month.  Saturday...read more
Parkinson’s Awareness Month, which serves to bring attention to the disease and the needs of the patient community, is fast approaching.   April was chosen to commemorate t...read more
Each stage of Parkinson’s disease is difficult to cope with. As it progresses, it can put an immense amount of stress on you. The volunteers at Connecticut Advocates for Parkins...read more
Parkinson’s can be an isolating disease, which is why it’s essential to spend time with a family member living with it. The volunteers at Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s i...read more
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most complex neurodegenerative conditions. With no existing cure, research is targeting a number of unique possibilities for a solution. One of the ...read more
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most studied medical conditions. It’s both complex and debilitating, which is why ongoing research for a cure is a priority in the medical community...read more
Karen is a volunteer for the adaptive ski program STRIDE at Ski Sundown in New Hartford. She says, “doing something where I’m focused on helping someone else is very reward...read more
On Thursday, January 25th, CAP’s Glastonbury Support group hosted Dr. David Matuskey, M.D and Mark F. Dias from Yale University School of Medicine to speak about their novel, cutting...read more
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most puzzling and complex neurodegenerative conditions. Different avenues of research focus on a variety of insights while searching for a cure...read more
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most debilitating and complex medical conditions. However, despite its prevalence, many people find it difficult to understand, which is why volunte...read more
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
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
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
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
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