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

  • Book cover for "A Soft Voice in a Noisy World."

    A Soft Voice in a Noisy World

    Karl Robb

    A culmination of over twenty years of personal experience, in A Soft Voice in a Noisy World Karl Robb provides an assortment of tips and suggestions that have made a difference in his life and benefited him in his personal struggle with PD.

  • Cover of book titled, "After Your Course: Parkinson's -- The Early Years."

    Alter Your Course: Parkinson's - The Early Years (Movement & Neuroperformance Center Empowerment Series) (Volume 1)

    Monique Giroux, MD and Sierra Farris, PAC

    Alter Your Course Parkinson's the Early Years is a new book to help you shape your future with Parkinson's. (Paperback 2014)

  • Book cover of "Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist" by Michael J. Fox.

    Always Looking Up

    Michael J. Fox

    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.

  • Logo for the American Parkinson's Disease Association.

    American Parkinson Disease Association

    The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network working tirelessly to provide the support, education, and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest. APDA has a unique nationwide system of Chapters and Information & Referral Centers, delivering education, support, and patient services to Americans with PD each day. Since its founding in 1961, APDA has raised and invested more than $170 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of PD. Learn more at

  • Book cover of "Another Door Opens" with multiple, colorful door icons.

    Another Door Opens

    Alan Cohee

    It has been twenty years since Alan Cohee was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He invites you into his life to see how he has faced the journey from his diagnosis.

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

    Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation

    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.

  • Book cover for "Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson's Disease."

    Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson's Disease

    Jon Palfreman

    In his latest book, journalist and friend of the Foundation Jon Palfreman chronicles how scientists have worked to crack the mystery of what was once called the shaking palsy, from the earliest clinical descriptions of tremors, gait freezing and micrographia to the cutting edge of neuroscience, and charts the victories and setbacks of a massive international effort to best the disease. And he shares inspiring stories of brave individuals living with Parkinson's, from a former professional ballet dancer who tricks her body to move freely

    again to a patient who cannot walk but astounds doctors when he is able to ride a bicycle with no trouble at all.

  • Cover of book "Carina and Her Care Partner Gramma."

    Carina and Her Care Partner Gramma

    Kirk Hall

    The second book in the Shaky Paws Grampa series, was written to address Parkinson's disease (PD) specifically and to provide a communication tool for people with Parkinson's to use with their children or grandchildren. This book provides details specific to PD symptoms and mentions important issues in the PD world, including deep brain stimulation therapy.

  • Cover of the guide "Caring for the Parkinson Patient."

    Caring for the Parkinson Patient: A Practical Guide 1999

    J. Thomas Hutton, Raye Lynne Dippel, and Nathan Slewett

    (Paperback published 1999 by Prometheus Books)

  • Logo for the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's.

    Davis Phinney Foundation

    The Davis Phinney Foundation was created in 2004 by Olympic medalist and retired professional cyclist, Davis Phinney, to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. As a national leader of quality of life research, the organization’s singular focus is to provide programs and resources that offer inspiration, information and tools that enable people living with Parkinson’s to take action that can immediately improve their quality of life. Through The Victory Summit® event series, Every Victory Counts® manual, Ambassador program and extensive online content, the organization impacts hundreds of thousands of individuals each year. Learn more at

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