The mission of the Houston Area Parkinson Society is to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's disease through services, education and advocacy.
  • Anna

    Anna

    "We are doing the Argentine tango, and it's really a lot of fun. I got to learn how to turn and did a little bit of foot work, and I really, really truly enjoy that. That's my favorite."
  • Jennifer

    Jennifer

    "I get to take my mom to dance every week. To have something fun and normal has been such a blessing to us."
  • Roger

    Roger

    "The continuing education about Parkinson's has made me aware of how to manage my disease."
  • Margaret

    Margaret

    "Friendship is the most significant thing I have gained though my experience with HAPS. We have happy meetings and understand each other and enjoy ourselves."
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  • Saturday, December 10th - HAPS Annual Holiday Sing Along!
  • Run for a Reason - HAPS will be participating in the Chevron Houston Marathon 2017!
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Therapeutic Programs

exercise & support groups

Therapeutic Programs

Exercise, speech, yoga, tai chi, music, water, dance and various support groups are available free of charge.

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Social Services

case management & more

Social Services

Transportation, respite and emergency financial aid are among the many services offered.

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Education

information & program

Education

HAPS provides numerous programs to educate and raise awareness about Parkinson's disease.

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Support HAPS

you make the difference

Support HAPS

HAPS depends on the generosity of the community to continue to provide much needed services.

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Videos

I AM THE FACE OF PARKINSON'S

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CHANGING the face of PARKINSON'S

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Since there is no known cure for Parkinson's, physicians and individuals with Parkinson's are using medications as the primary treatment for the symptoms of the disease. Research is showing that a combination of medications and exercise therapy is the most appropriate way to treat Parkinson's. With all of the Parkinson's medications available, there are many approaches that can be used for treating PD. As the disease progresses, the medications become less effective at controlling the symptoms of the disease, making life more challenging. At this point other treatment options might be explored if appropriate. Under the care and guidance of a Movement Disorder Specialist, the inidividual with PD may choose surgical intervention, such as Deep Brain Stimulation, as the next step in treatment.