Parkinson Resource Center

Parkinson Resource Center

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with symptoms that generally develop slowly over years. Although these symptoms vary from one person to another, individuals with PD often experience tremors, slowing and stiffening of movements, changes in walking and balance, loss of sense of smell, constipation, and hand-writing that gets smaller and smaller.

Although we do not have a cure for Parkinson’s, there are treatment options and it is possible to have a good quality of life while living with PD. Louisiana Tech’s Parkinson Resource Center (PRC) is here to support individuals with PD and their care partners.

Our Parkinson Resource Center @ Louisiana Tech was established through a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. It was developed by Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Scholars at the Parkinson’s Foundation, Dr. Tara Haskins and Dr. Donna Hood from Louisiana Tech’s Division of Nursing. Through collaboration of faculty, students, and facility resources of Louisiana Tech University, the PRC connects those with PD and their care partners to resources that support and improve quality of life.

Our mission is to promote a healthy Parkinson’s community by connecting people, programs, ideas, and resources.

If you or someone you know is living with Parkinson’s disease, contact us for more information.

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum.

Our Team

The Parkinson Resource Center at Louisiana Tech gathers caring and expertise from Parkinson’s patients, caregivers, faculty members, students, and community members.


Find connections to resources for Parkinson’s patients and caregivers here.

The Parkinson Resource Center here at Louisiana Tech is an interdisciplinary outreach effort. University partners include: