Information and research about Parkinson’s Disease is changing quickly. Depending on information that is more than a few years old is not advised.
We are not endorsing or guaranteeing the accuracy of any of the supplied links. We have not created, reviewed (or even read) all of the educational material referenced. You may find outdated, false of contradictory information.
You may want to find the material(s) that would be useful to you and/or your patients and ask a doctor familiar with PD to review them before handing them out.
From the Michael J. Fox Foundation:
Educational Web Pages at https://www.michaeljfox.org/understanding-parkinsons/index.html?navid=understanding-pd
From Parkinson’s Disease Foundatation
PDF offers a variety of educational publications and programs for people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and families and allied health professionals. These materials can help answer questions about Parkinson’s disease symptoms, medications, medical care, exercise and nutrition, among other issues.
You can download all materials by using the links below and to the left. You can also order most of these materials online free of charge, for yourself or, in bulk for your practice, hospital or support group.
Brochures and Booklets
These informational brochures help you understand Parkinson’s and find resources in the community. Order your copies online today or download each individually.
PDF offers one free educational DVD/video, Diagnosis Parkinson’s Disease: You Are Not Alone. Please click here to read more and order this program online.
PDF’s fact sheets discuss your concerns about nutrition, diet, exercise and more, providing tips on how to improve daily life with Parkinson’s. These are written by physicians and people living with or affected by Parkinson’s. You can order print copies of the fact sheets or download those that interest you from our selection of 35+ fact sheets.
PDF reserves a limited supply of DVDs of our previous series of PD ExpertBriefings for those unable to watch via computer. If you would like to order this set to watch at home or with your support group members, please read more and download our order form.
From American Academy of Neurology
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a movement disorder. In people with PD, a vital chemical in the brain called dopamine is gradually reduced. This brings on symptoms of tremor, slowness in movement, stiff limbs, and walking or balance problems.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center