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Learn more about Parkinson's and managing disease with these books, products and organizations, suggested by our community.

  • When Life Gives You Parkinson's

    "When Life Gives You Parkinson's" Podcast

    MJFF Patient Council member Larry Gifford, diagnosed with PD in 2017, hosts the inspiring, engaging and honest podcast “When Life Gives You Parkinson’s.” Through laughter and tears, Gifford and his family have opened their lives to the listeners and introduce us to how they and others in the Parkinson’s community are dealing with the symptoms and progression of the disease.   

  • Book cover of "10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease" with graphic of magnifying glass over brain.

    10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

    Michael S. Okun M.D.

    Michael S. Okun, M.D., a neurologist and leading researcher, reviews recent breakthrough ideas and therapies in Parkinson's disease. Sharing the belief that all people with Parkinson's and their families should be informed and updated on all potential therapies.

  • Compact disc cover for "10 Things Every Person with Parkinson's Must Know" with two females smiling.

    10 Things Every Caregiver Must Know (audio CD)

    Richard London

    In 10 Things Every Caregiver Must Know you will find the key points to lead a more balanced life, support your loved one, and cope with the challenges you face every day.

  • Cover for CD titled "10 Things Every Person with Parkinson's Must Know" Caucasian male smiling in front of mountains.

    10 Things Every Person with Parkinson's Must Know (audio CD)

    Richard London

    10 Things Every Person With Parkinson's Must Know provides the essential tips for living well with Parkinson's disease and making the most out of every day.

  • Book cover for the second edition of "Parkinson's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier."

    300 Tips for Making Life with Parkinson's Disease Easier

    Shelley Peterman Schwarz

    Filled with tips, techniques, and shortcuts readers will learn basic lessons for conserving time and energy, enabling them to do more of the things they want to do. Throughout the book, specially marked tips are provided for those who provide care and support for people with this disease.

  • Cover of book, "A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia" with a older Caucasian couple smiling.

    A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia

    Helen Buell Whitworth and James Whitworth

    This comprehensive guide explains the basics of Lewy body dementia and includes personal anecdotes, caregiving tips and a glossary of relevant terms to serve as a resource to better understand the disease.

  • Cover of book "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future" by Michael J. Fox.

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned

    Michael J. Fox

    Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when life goes skidding sideways.

  • Cover of book titled "A Life Shaken."

    A Life Shaken

    Joel Havemann

    oel Havemann incorporates relevant scientific information about Parkinson's disease into his own story of living with the condition. "A Life Shaken" includes facts, diagrams and a glossary of information about Parkinson's and presents the information as engaging and accessible.

  • Cover of book, "A Lifetime in Motion" with man holding baseball bat and sports gear in a locker room.

    A Lifetime in Motion: Lessons Learned From a Student of the Game(s)

    Lyle M. Gibson

    From an ordinary guy who has done some extraordinary things throughout his life. A baseball National Champion, certified tennis professional, a Boston Marathon runner, and a high school baseball and tennis coach who has brought teams to championships — as well as confronting the biggest challenge in his life. Inspirational, motivational, instructional, and often humorous stories, and the life lessons taken from his experiences. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 2015).

  • Cover of Book, "A Parkinson's Primer."

    A Parkinson's Primer

    John M. Vine

    This nontechnical, personal guide, written by John M. Vine, covers John's experiences since his Parkinson's diagnosis 12 years ago. It includes advice on all aspects of the disease plus interviews with people with Parkinson's and their partners.

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