People and families think about deep brain stimulation (DBS) for different reasons and at different times in their Parkinson’s journey. But no matter when or why the topic comes up, there are many common questions: What symptoms does it help? How long might it work? Will it work for me?
Our newest resource, “Deep Brain Stimulation and Parkinson’s — From Decision-making to Daily Life with the Device,” answers these questions and many more. It provides information and tips for thinking about, having, and living with DBS. And it shares the personal stories of people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones who are using this treatment.
For more on DBS, watch a webinar and visit our webpage. And to contribute to research on the Parkinson’s experience — whether you have Parkinson's or not — join MJFF's Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI).
“Deep Brain Stimulation and Parkinson’s — From Decision-making to Daily Life with the Device” was made possible through support from Abbott Laboratories. Funding from our industry partners allows the Foundation to maintain editorial oversight in the creation of high-quality educational resources, while directing donor-raised dollars toward critical research.