Parkinson's Support Groups

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Learning About and Living with Parkinson's Disease

Michael J. Fox's highly publicized advocacy of Parkinson's research, along with high profile cases of the disease such as those of Muhammad Ali and former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, has brought Parkinson's disease to the forefront of the American consciousness. More than one million Americans are affected by this debilitating condition, and there's currently no cure. Use this guide to find information, both basic and advanced, on Parkinson's disease and the ongoing effort to cure it.

What is Parkinson's disease?

Most people associate Parkinson's disease with its most perceptible symptom, muscle tremors. This ... read more »

Causes and Diagnosis of Parkinson's

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, genetic mutations, ... read more »

Treatment for Parkinson's

Presently, there is no cure for Parkinson's disease, and its treatments seek only to alleviate its ... read more »

Parkinson's Organizations

A number of organizations are working to accelerate the search for a cure to Parkinson's disease, ... read more »

News, Blogs, and Research on Parkinson's

With advocacy groups raising significant amounts of money and accelerating research (the Michael J. Fox Foundation ... read more »

Parkinson's Support Groups

For the sufferers of Parkinson's disease and their caregivers, support and encouragement from family and friends is invaluable. Yet meeting with others who have experience with the disease affords a unique type of support, one that can be given only by a person who understands what you or your loved one is going through. Use this section to connect with Parkinson's disease support communities.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • With respect to finding support, the Internet can be used in two distinct ways. First, it can be an efficient, effective resource for locating local support groups that offer a very personal, face-to-face experience, and are run by national foundations. Second, the Web can be used to find support of an online variety. Through discussion groups and blogs you can interact with others who understand what you are going through.
  • Use caution when taking advice on message boards, as there is no guarantee of credibility.

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