Medical research in progressing rapidly in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of
people with Parkinson's Disease. Every effort is made to ensure that our articles and
information are up to date. It is critical to use the material provided here for
educaitonal purposes only. Consult your trusted healthcare provider for proper diagnosis
"Parkinson's Disease Q&A" -- Live "Ask the
Expert" chat session with Dr. Peter Werner from the Albert Einstein School of
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Articles on Parkinson's
Symptoms and Treatment
of Parkinson's Disease
Living With Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's: Tips on Taking Your
Ten Things Every Parkinson's
Patient and Caregiver Should Know
Disease: New Treatments Slow Onslaught of Symptoms
on Health, Exercise and Fitness
Balance With Age
Cross-Training: Complete Fitness for Seniors
Maintaining Proper Sleep
Walking Tips for Seniors
Tai Chi for Health and Fitness
Influenza and Pneumonia in Older Adults
Depression and the Elderly
News & Research
from leading journals and researchers (bimonthly)
Questions and Answers: Chat Transcripts
Disease Q&A" with Dr. Peter Werner, M.D. (March 4, 2003)
Q&A" with Dr. Lucien Côté,
M.D. (October 2001)
Disease: A Caregiver's Guide to Medications" with Dr. Sol Stern, M.D. (June 2000)
Numerous books are in print that deal with
Parkinson's Disease. Since clinical research in progressing rapidly in the field, we
recommend that you buy only the most current edition, generally those published after
Parkinson's Disease: A Self-Help Guide" by David L. Cram, M.D.: Essential
resource for coping day-to-day with disease, emphasizing emotional and physical
Up Parkinson Disease: Fighting Like a Tiger, Thinking Like a Fox" by Abraham
Lieberman, M.D.: Particularly useful for the explanations of depression, anxiety, and
dementia associated with Parkinson's Disease. Includes some religious references.
Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families" by William J. Weiner, M.D.,
et al.: An excellent over-all resource, while a bit clinical in tone. Provides excellent
medical advice and resources.
Disease: A Guide for Patient and Family" by Roger C. Duvoisin, M.D.: Provides
extensive review and analysis of drug and surgical treatments available. Make sure that
you consult with a specialized medical doctor when considering these treatments as the
book may be outdated.
Disease & the Art of Moving" by John Argue: Another essential resource for
the patient and caregiver. The only book to provide detailed exercise instructions on
improving flexibility, balance, gait, and communication.
Tips for Making Life With Parkinson's Easier" by Shelley Peterman Schwarz:
Hundreds of tips, techniques and shortcuts arranged logically. Designed to help the
caregiver and patient with daily activities.
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Parkinson Disease Association
- Michael J. Fox Foundation
- Nutritional Guidelines For
Parkinson Patients from the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
Disease from The Parkinson's Institute
Disease: An Overview from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc.
Disease: Hope Through Research from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders
- The Parkinsons Foundation of Canada
- The Parkinson's Institute
- Pharmacologic Treatments of
Parkinson's Disease from WE MOVE - Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement
- Surgical Treatments from
WE MOVE - Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders
- Treatment Methods from
the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
- Young Parkinson's
Information & Referral Center