A resource for Parkinsonís patients at any stage of the disease, for caregivers and for clinicians, "The Peripatetic Pursuit of Parkinson Disease" is ďa support group between two covers,Ē as the authors call it.
The writers, the Parkinson's Creative Collective, came together in 2008 from the NeuroTalk online forum to create something that would expand their advocacy and extend their knowledge of the Parkinsonís experience with a wider audience. The publicationís eight chapters cover Parkinsonís disease (PD) basics, ďthe difficult bits,Ē and activism and advocacy.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation contributed sections on the Parkinsonís Progression Markers Initiative ó the landmark study to identify Parkinsonís biomarkers: ďa critical missing link for understanding PDĒ ó and Fox Trial Finder, the online matching tool that helps interested research volunteers find studies. Members of the MJFF patient community also have bylines in the book.