American Parkinson Disease Association
This non-profit is focused on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness. The website includes a link to the Parkinson’s Rehab Resource Center which puts you in touch with a licensed physical therapist who can provide information on exercise, programs in your area and supply free educational materials. You can call the association (800-223-2732) for local information and referrals. The website includes a list of Centers for Advanced Research in the U.S. Sign up for free e-updates on the latest news related to Parkinson’s Disease.
National Parkinson Foundation
This non-profit provides information on Parkinson’s Disease symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. There are discussion forums that can connect you to professionals and other patients. You can read about the latest research developments, learn about clinical trials and search for local resources. There is a comprehensive library of resources that can be searched by subject matter. You can learn about checklists, books, DVDs, videos, webcasts, websites and other helpful resources, many of which can be downloaded for no charge.