If you or a loved one is facing the challenges of dealing with Parkinson’s disease, the following resources will provide you with important knowledge about enhancing your daily lifestyle, the facilities through which you can meet other people in your area who are also struggling with this ailment, and information about potential cures for the disease and other relevant subjects.
National Parkinson’s Foundation: www.parkinson.org
The National Parkinson’s Foundation provides a fund of information geared to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education and outreach. It offers information intended to enrich sufferers with knowledge, understanding, and power.
European Parkinson’s Disease Association: www.epda.eu.com
The EPDA is a European umbrella organization, representing national Parkinson’s organizations in 36 countries across Europe. Its vision is to enable all people with Parkinson’s in Europe to live a full life while supporting the search for a cure.
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: www.pdf.org
The PDF is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. It supports nearly one million people in the United States with Parkinson’s through educational programs and services and by funding promising scientific research.
Michael J. Fox Foundation: www.michaeljfox.
The goal of the Michael J. Fox Foundation is to eliminate Parkinson’s disease. Since 2000, the Foundation has funded more than $450 million for research geared to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s Association: www.parkinsonsassociation.org/
The Parkinson’s Association helps to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s disease through education, family services, and support of promising research, especially in the Southern California area.
American Parkinson Disease Association: www.apdaparkinson.org
This is the largest grassroots Parkinson’s disease organization in the United States, and it works to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease and their families through education and positive lifestyle programs, as well as scientific research funding.
Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation: www.nwpf.org
Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation is composed of a group of volunteers living in in the north-west region of the United States who either have Parkinson’s or are caring for someone with Parkinson’s. They are available to connect with people suffering from PD.
International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society: www.movementdisorders.org
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, a professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in Parkinson’s disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders.
World Parkinson’s Coalition: www.worldpdcoalition.org
The World Parkinson Coalition Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an international forum to learn about the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, caregiver initiatives and advocacy work related to Parkinson’s disease.
Israel Parkinson Disease Association: www.parkinson.org.il
The IPA is managed and operated by volunteers, most of whom are PD patients, family members, or concerned friends – all working together to make life easier for PD patients. Their mission is to provide information about Parkinson’s disease, and offer support to patients and family members.