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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.

Note: Inclusion of the following resources does not imply endorsement by WebMD.

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Understanding Parkinson's Disease -- the Basics

Parkinson's disease, which mostly affects older people but can even occur in younger adults, results from 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 deteriorate...

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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

(877)775-4111

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

(414) 276-2145
E-mail: info@movementdisorders.org

 

 

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on October 11, 2014

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