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Parkinson's Disease: A Guide to Online Resources: Books & More

The information in this guide is recommended for Parkinson's Disease patients and their care givers.



Weiner, WJ. ; Shulman, LM. ; Lang, AE. Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book). John Hopkins University Press, 2013.


Sharma, N. ; Richman, E. Parkinson's Disease and the Family: A New Guide. Harvard University Press, 2005.

This book addresses family members’ concerns for their loved ones who are struggling with the disease, and  provides information to better decision making for treatments, independent living and joining clinical trials.


Leader, L; Leader, G; North, M. Parkinson's Disease Top Tips to Optimize Function. Denor Press, 2011.

This book includes many positive tips based on the clinical experiences of the authors. It is a MUST for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers for making confident and informed choices within the constraints of the illness.


Cram, DL.; Gao, X. ; Schechter, S. Understanding Parkinson's Disease: A Self-Help Guide. Addicus Books, 2009.

Co- authored by a former physician who has lived with Parkinson’s for 20 years, this handbook discusses both the basics of the disease, and ways that patients can stay active and maintain independence. Also, features inspirational quotes from dozens of Parkinson’s patients which offer a sense of hope.


Parashos, S.; Wichmann, R.; Melby,T. Navigating Life with Parkinson's Disease. Oxford University Press, 2012.

In this guide, the authors discuss the available treatments with practical advice on managing the disease in the long term. The readers will find answers to many questions that could clarify the misunderstandings related to the disease.


Ahlskog, J. Eric. Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia: Patient, Family, and Clinician Working Together for Better Outcome. Oxford University Press, 2013.

In Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia, Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog draws on 30 years of clinical and research work at Mayo Clinic to arm patients and families with crucial information that will enable them to work in tandem with their doctors.

Well Being


Okun, Michael S. Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life. CreateSpace, Independent Publishing Platform; 1 ed. 2013.

This is an excellent resource for patients with Parkinson's disease, their family members or those caring for  people with Parkinson's disease. A must read!


Zid, D. Delay the Disease - Functional Fitness and Parkinson's. Also available in DVD.

Includes 15 chapters dedicated to activities of daily living that may be challenging for the Parkinson's patient, such as getting out of bed, getting out of a car, freezing, getting dressed, balance, getting off the floor, and more. Each fitness agenda teaches methods to complete the tasks, and then demonstrates exercises that relate to that specific activity. A MUST HAVE recommended by reviews.


Le Verrier, R.; Sudarsky, L. Yoga for Movement Disorders: Rebuilding Strength, Balance, and Flexibility for Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia. LYMYoga, 2012.

A practical guide to applying yoga to daily activities.


Campbell, D; Doman, A. Healing at the Speed of Sound.



Sacks, O. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Revised and Expanded Edition. Vintage, 2008.

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