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

  • Image of elderly person with a young "pilot"

    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.


  • 50 Facts Cover.jpg

    The PD Companion

    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.


  • When Life Gives You Parkinson's

    "When Life Gives You Parkinson's" Podcast

    Hosted by Larry Gifford

    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.   


  • Jeremy and Doreen Likness caricatures with a microphone

    You, Me, and PD (Parkinson's Disease) Podcast

    Hosted by Jeremy and Doreen Likness

    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.


  • Blue skies background with a centered golf course. Title is "My Journey from Parkinson's Disease to DBS Surgery"

    My Journey: From Parkinson's Disease to DBS Surgery

    Elizabeth Larsen

    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. 


  • The self-portrait of Debra Magid, who lives with Parkinson's, in a puzzle form.

    JIGGY x Debra Magid x Team Fox

    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. 


  • A hand gripping the Upppestate pole and adjusting the height setting

    The Upperstate Pole

    Mobility gear to help you move better & travel easier.

    The Upperstate Pole was designed to make day-to-day mobility easier. With the push of a button on the handle you can easily lengthen and shorten the pole to accomodate different situations. 


  • Orange pill bottle designed to assist Parkinson's patients

    Parkinson's Pill Bottle

    The Hungry Engineer

    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.


  • Logo for The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation.

    Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation

    http://www.dystonia-parkinsons.org/

    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.


  • An image of a young man (Josh Lasky) running toward a light

    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.


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