Learn more about Parkinson's and managing disease with these books, products and organizations, suggested by our community.
No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality
Michael J. Fox
In his fourth memoir published in 2020, Michael uses his trademark sense of humor to share personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality.
There are many words to describe Michael J. Fox. Actor. Husband. Father. Activist. But readers of Always Looking Up will soon add another to the list: Optimist. Michael writes about the hard-won perspective that helped him see challenges as opportunities.
Combining his trademark ironic sensibility and keen sense of the absurd, he recounts his life -- from his childhood in a small town in western Canada to his meteoric rise in film and television which made him a worldwide celebrity.
Great Speech, a leader in virtual speech therapy, offers incredible support to individuals with Parkinson’s. Through Great Speech, you can receive speech therapy from the comfort of your own home – eliminating travel. Great Speech has a team of 200+ licensed speech and language pathologists who are experienced in helping clients improve vocal cord control, reduce aspiration, and increase speech volume -- Improving communication skills for individuals with Parkinson’s. Additionally, Great Speech is in- network with numerous Medicare Advantage and commercial insurance plans. www.greatspeech.com
This is an illustrated children’s book about a grandmother with Parkinson’s disease. It is very accessible and aimed at helping kids understand what it means for them when a family member is diagnosed.
Parkinson's disease may lead to various sleep disturbances. Comfort Linen is a global online retailer of a unique friction-reducing sleep system comprised of sleepwear and a bed sheet for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Turning side to side and getting in and out of bed become smoother and easier thereby allowing a more restful sleep, often for the partner too.
People and families with Parkinson’s think about deep brain stimulation (DBS) for different reasons and at different times in their journey. In this illustrative poem book, MJFF community member and person living with Parkinson’s John Foley describes his personal journey with DBS from decision-making to daily life with the device. To learn more about John’s story, click the link to download a free copy.
Challenging Parkinson's is a site created by Team Fox member, Ned Neuhaus, to highlight the physical journey of people with Parkinson's, including himself. Forced movement exercise has been proven many times to be the best thing to help, and this is a site about staying active and continually challenging oneself and one's friends with PD to do everything in their power to slow PD’s control over them, including his personal journey with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).
Michele Tagliati, MD and Jo Horne, MA Foreword by MJFF CEO and Co-Founder Deborah W. Brooks.
Whether the diagnosis is yours or that of a loved one, Parkinson's Disease for Dummies contains everything you need to know about living with this disease. This book is an easy-to-understand, straightforward, and sometimes humorous guide that offers proven techniques for coping with daily issues, finding the right doctors, and providing care as the disease progresses.