The Finnish Parkinson’s Disease Association is a non-profit central organization for 19 member associations working with movement disorders. The member organizations—17 local Parkinson’s associations, the Finnish Dystonia Association and the Finnish Huntington’s Disease Association—operate a volunteer-based network expanding over 100 municipalities all across Finland.
Connecting people with Parkinson's with each other, healthcare professionals and policymakers
We at the Finnish Parkinson's Disease Association provide policymakers with information concerning the treatment, rehabilitation and welfare services needed by people with movement disorders. In cooperation with officials, healthcare professionals, and other NGOs we contribute to the quality and accessibility of services supporting the patients and their families.
The Finland’s Parkinson’s Disease Organization works with local volunteers to provide patients with movement disorders and their families with current information and peer-support. We represent the interests of movement disorder patients and caretakers on national and regional levels.
We provide policymakers with information concerning the treatment, rehabilitation and welfare services needed by people with movement disorders. In cooperation with officials, healthcare professionals, and other NGOs we contribute to the quality and accessibility of services supporting the patients and their families.
Reaching out with information concerning movement disorders
Our quarterly published Parkinson-postia magazine as well as newsletters, guides, lecture events and adaptational rehabilitation courses convey information on treatment, rehabilitation programs and services as well as current matters.
Three decades of rehabilitation expertise
We have gathered expertise on movement disorder rehabilitation for three decades. Our rehabilitation services consist of about 15 adaptational rehabilitation courses held at Suvituuli rehabilitation center situated in Turku and of about a dozen outpatient courses held around the country.
Courses aim to improve patients' ability to lead satisfying lives, improve ability to work, and to help finding new ways to manage the activities of daily life. We instruct patients in self-care methods and in maintaining mobility. Themed courses center around topics such as depression, communicational disability, and nutrition.
Not fighting alone!
The finnish are working side by side with others in the international Parkinson's community. The work for better healthcare and fight against disease, discrimination can only be done together!
Go check out our european umbrella organization at epda.eu.com
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tel. +358 400 856 005 // e-mail ilari dot huhtasalo at parkinson.fi