Links for Patients and Families

Parkinson’s Disease

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), Washington Chapter, Information and Referral Center supports the needs of people in Washington State with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and their caregivers through education, sponsoring support groups, and networking with resource and referral agencies. Call Zeljka Jurcevic, Center Coordinator at 206-695-2905 or email

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.  Call 800-708-7644.

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) funds promising research to find the causes of and a cure for Parkinson’s disease while supporting those with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and their caregivers through educational programs and support services. Call 800-457-6676 or email

The Parkinson Pipeline Project promotes policies to accelerate the evaluation and approval of new treatments for Parkinson’s disease by providing a patient perspective to industry sponsors and investors, clinical scientists, and government regulatory agencies. Email

The Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (NWPF) works to improve the quality of life for the Northwest Parkinson’s disease community through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and care. Call 877-980-7500 or 206-748-9481 or email

The Washington State Parkinson Disease Registry (WPDR) connects people with Parkinson’s disease to the research community by informing patients about upcoming research trials and assisting researchers with the recruitment of eligible patients. Call 888-365-9901.

We welcome you to explore the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center (MBWC) website, which represents the Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease research at the UW. The site offers valuable information, resources, weekly news stories, and community event listings. The site caters to patients, families, researchers, and clinicians.

Related Diseases

The Alzheimer’s Association, provides programs and services designed to help people with memory loss and their caregivers and families. Contact the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

The Lewy Body Dementia Association raises awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD); supports patients, their families and caregivers; and promotes scientific advances. Call the Caregiver Helpline at 800-539-9767 or the national office in Atlanta at 404-935-6444.

The Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is part of a nationwide network of Alzheimer’s Disease Centers supported by the National Institutes of Health. The centers work together to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related brain disorders.