Learn more about Parkinson's and managing disease with these books, products and organizations, suggested by our community.
Pilot to Co-pilot
By Gloria Gottesman
Gloria Gottesman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2012. Wishing she’d had a positive way to explain Parkinson’s disease to her own grandchildren, she wrote a book, Pilot to Co-Pilot, for families to share with their children to take the scare out of Parkinson’s disease. The book is illustrated by her granddaughter, Ellie.
Clinically Reviewed by: Alberto J. Espay, MD, MSc, FAAN, FANA
Life With Parkinson’s: 50 Facts & More — a modern lifestyle manual for living with Parkinson's disease — is filled with thoughtful and salient insights. This user-friendly reference — packed with detailed illustrations and inspirations — is meant to be saved, shared, and constantly referred to. It's also perfect for care partners and families. Now available in Hardcopy & Kindle via Amazon. Learn more at www.50Facts.com.
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.
You, Me, and PD is a unique conversation between Jeremy Likness who was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's Disease in early 2020, and his caregiver and wife, Doreen. They host candid conversations about living with Parkinson's Disease, share stories and tips, and discuss the physical and emotional impact of the diagnosis.
My Journey: From Parkinson's Disease to DBS Surgery
Elizabeth Larsen, Team Fox member and host of the "Drive Away Parkinson's" golf fundraiser, gives a candid look at Parkinson's disease from a patient's point of view. A portion of proceeds from sales benefits The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
This original piece for JIGGY x Debra Magid x Team Fox is a special edition 500pc puzzle. 50% of proceeds will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Each Shake with Me puzzle comes in a reusable drawstring bag, box and includes puzzle glue to preserve your masterpiece.
Created by Brian Alldridge and his community of Tik Tok friends, the Parkinson's Pill Bottle provides accessibility and a sense of security when taking medications for those living with Parkinson's disease.
In 2014, The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation formed a collaborative research alliance with MJFF and established The Bachmann-Strauss Prize for Excellence in Dystonia Research to broaden public awareness and recognize key scientific discoveries in dystonia.
Every Step Is A Gift: Caregiving, Endurance, and the Path to Gratitude
Every Step Is a Gift: Caregiving, Endurance, and the Path to Gratitude explores Josh Lasky’s eleven-year journey as a caregiver to his father who battled Parkinson’s Disease. Josh was just twenty-one when he took on this Herculean responsibility, and although his story is unique, it is also universal.