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    Parkinson's Disease Resources

    There are a wide variety of resources available to help you and your family meet the challenges of Parkinson's disease. This list is by no means a complete one; it is designed as a starting point to help you identify sources of help.

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    Parkinson's disease mostly affects older people but can also occur in younger adults. The symptoms are the result of the gradual degeneration of nerve cells in the portion of the midbrain that controls body movements. The first signs are likely to be barely noticeable -- a feeling of weakness or stiffness in one limb, or a fine trembling of one hand when it is at rest. Eventually, the shaking (tremor) worsens and spreads, muscles become stiffer, movements slow down, and balance and coordination...

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    Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
    Grand Central Station
    P.O. Box 4777
    New York, N.Y. 10163
    (800) 708-7644

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    NIH Neurological Institute
    Attn: NINDS
    P.O. Box 5801
    Bethesda, MD 20824
    (800) 352-9424

    National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
    200 SE 1st Street
    Suite 800
    Miami, Florida 33131
    (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636)

    The Parkinson's Disease Foundation
    1359 Broadway, Suite 1509
    New York, N.Y. 10018
    (212) 923-4700
    (800) 457-6676

    Parkinson's Action Network
    1025 Vermont Avenue, NW
    Suite 1120
    Washington, D.C. 20005
    (800) 850-4726

    The Parkinson Alliance
    Post Office Box 308
    Kingston, New Jersey 08528-0308
    (609) 688-0870
    (800) 579-8440

    The Parkinson's Resource Organization
    74-090 El Paseo
    Suite 104
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    (760) 773-5628


    International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society(WE MOVE)
    555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

    (414) 276-2145

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    Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on October 11, 2014

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