Parkinson's Patients   
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Information and tips for patients

PPSG shares here some helpful documents and weblinks for patients and their families.    


Click on the following document titles to view them. Documents are in pdf-format, so they may be downloaded and printed.   

-   Glossary of PD Terms (source WebMD)

-   Ideas for Making Living with PD Easier


American Parkinson Disease Association offers a set of publications for patients covering many aspects of PD.  The publications can be accessed by clicking here
 and are available for download. You can also receive print versions by mail by completing APDA's online order form.

The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's offers programs, information and tools to live well today.  Davis Phinney is a former world-class cyclist who was diagnosed with PD in 2000.  His foundation was formed in 2004 to help people with Parkinson's live well today.  

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research & AbbVie have partnered to create Partners in Parkinson’s, a health initiative which provides new educational tools and resources to help Parkinson’s patients and caregivers optimize care at every stage of the disease.  These resources include a Movement Disorder Specialist Finder tool, Parkinson's Disease Advocates who provide one-on-one support via phone or email, and in-person educational events around the country.

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