Living with Parkinson’s Disease can be overwhelming for patients and family caregivers. We hope you find these resources helpful.
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.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
The mission of this organization is to improve knowledge about the lived experience of Parkinson’s disease, find an objective test for Parkinson’s, engage patients in research and support the development of new treatments and a cure. You will find information about diagnosis, treatment options, and research. The site also has information that can help you manage the rest of your life, as well as podcasts, webinars and an online community.
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