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Clarice Dougherty’s husband Brook was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and she couldn’t find the resources she needed. It took ten years before they came across the Houston Area Parkinson Society, and Clarice thought “If Houston can do it, why not Dallas?”  In 1978, The Dallas Area Parkinson Society was born. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing resources and community for those with Parkinson's disease and their care partners.

Dallas Area Parkinson Society is dedicated to impacting and improving the lives of those with Parkinson's disease.

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Dallas Area Parkinson Society is pleased to be a member of Independent Parkinson’s Network, a consortium formed with the shared goals of finding a cure for Parkinson’s and supporting those who live with the disease. 


IPN provides access to shared resources and perspectives from prominent and innovative Parkinson’s organizations across the country. By expanding communication on a national scale, we are devoted to adopting new ideas and treatments generated through IPN and will continue to provide the latest services and programs to help people affected by Parkinson’s disease. To learn more about IPN and the other participating organizations, visit

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