A new tool for people with Parkinson’s disease: The APDA Healthcare Communication Graph

A new tool for people with Parkinson’s disease: The APDA Healthcare Communication Graph

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is excited to announce a new tool for people with Parkinson’s disease, now available on the APDA website: APDA Healthcare Communication Graph.

By using the APDA Healthcare Communication Graph people with Parkinson’s can consistently track important PD symptoms. This tool allows them to identify any changes in symptoms and make visits with their healthcare professionals focused and productive.

Participants fill out an 11-question survey indicating specific symptoms, e.g. motor fluctuations, fatigue, anxiety, etc. The tool then generates a computerized representation of the information that the individual can print out or email to themselves.

By tracking these symptoms weekly a person with Parkinson’s will have a history of symptoms that have been most troublesome over a period of time to share with the medical team.

One caveat- the tracker software does not save or have access to any personal information about the individual. That means you don’t have to create an account to use the tool, although you do have to put in a name (it can be a pseudonym) and date.

For more information, and to download the app for your mobile phone please check it out.