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

  • 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. 


  • 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.


  • Graphic for PD Connect with Tonya and Chad Walker.

    PD Connect

    Co-hosted by Tonya and Chad Walker

    A podcast series co-hosted by Tonya and Chad Walker that seeks to encourage, connect and educate the Parkinson's community.


  • Facing Parkinson's Peter Scharff

    Facing Parkinson's

    Peter Scharff

    A book of portraits and stories of people with Parkinson's. Each purchase allows the author to send a copy to a person with the disease for free.


  • Cover of book titled, "Shaky Hands: A Kid's Guide to Parkinson's Disease."

    Shaky Hands - A Kid's Guide to Parkinson's Disease

    Dr. Soania Mathur

    This book serves as a guide and conversation starter for children with a loved one with Parkinson's. It addresses many of their questions around PD and treatment, emotions they may experience and how they can help. Proceeds benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.


  • Logo for Parkinson's Foundation.

    Parkinson's Foundation

    The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. We are leaders in ensuring expert Parkinson’s disease care; educating and empowering the Parkinson’s community; and driving the understanding of Parkinson’s through research. As a national organization with a local presence and impact, we bring help and hope to individuals who are living with Parkinson’s. Learn more at www.parkinson.org.


  • Kirk Gibson Foundation

    Kirk Gibson Foundation

    The Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s strives to promote collaboration, cooperation and teamwork throughout the Parkinson’s community. When we all work together, optimum benefits result.  


  • 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.


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