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Parkinson's Helplines

Both the National Parkinson's Foundation and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation offer hotlines staffed by specialists, if you have questions about your PD .


NPF Helpline 1.800.4PD.INFO (473-4636)

http://www.parkinson.org/find-help/helpline


Parkinson's Disease Foundation(800) 457-6676 or email info@pdf.org

http://www.pdf.org/ask_expert



Parkinson's "Awareness In Care" Hospital Bag

The National Parkinson's Foundation offers an Awareness in Care bag so you are "hospital ready." PD meds and their administration can be a challenge when admitted to a hospital. This kit helps you be prepared. The kit includes a PD Alert bracelet.

https://secure3.convio.net/prkorg/site/Ecommerce/1326756855?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&product_id=1361&store_id=2162

Local Central Coast Case Management and Equipment Reuse Program

Offered free to families with Parkinson's, Case Management services can address the challenges of every day living to improve a PWP's quality of life. The equipment reuse program includes lending of equipment  as available: canes, walkers, shower chairs, benches, toilet seats, wheelchairs, scooters, and power chairs. Contact the Central Coast Quality of Life Project at (831) 330-9091or www.MSQLP.org


Depression and Parkinson's

​Is depression a harbinger of PD or does having PD  increase the risk of having depression?

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/845497


Exercise and PD

Exercise has neuroprotective effects for PWP. Exercise can help manage symptoms and may slow the progression of PD.

http://www.parkinson.org/Parkinson-s-Disease/Treatment/Exercise/Neuroprotective-Benefits-of-Exercise

Jeanine Yip and Bruce  Belknap have compiled a comprehensive list of PD exercises and resources. 


Free Parkinson's Publications from the National Parkinson's Foundation

Request these publications or access them on-line.

  • What You and Your Family Should Know
  • Medications
  • Fitness Counts
  • Nutrition Matters
  • Speech and Swallowing
  • Caring and Coping
  • Mind, Mood and Memory
  • Guide to Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy

http://www.parkinson.org/Improving-Care/Education/Education--For-Patients/NPF-Literature


Dance Away Your PD

Dance your PD away! Wednesdays at 1:00 at the Monterey Dance Studio on Soledad (near AAA) in Monterey.  Ballroom dancing for seniors and those with PD.  First lesson free.


Pilates for Parkinson's

The Peninsula Pilates Project offers a 4 week "Pilates for Parkinson's" class free of charge. Classes take place at Pilates Monterey, 533 Hartnell Street, Monterey. 831.521.4288


Do You Have PD or a Parkinsonism?
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2014/10/27/do-you-have-parkinsons-disease-or-a-parkinsonism


Need a Case Manager to Sort out Your Care and Improve the Quality of your Life?

Central Coast Quality of Life Program offers this service at no cost to PWP! 

www.msqlp.org


Would You Like to Support Parkinson's Research?
Participate in a clinical trial to help PD research. This trial finder matches you to trails you can help with.
https://www.michaeljfox.org/page.html?Find-a-Trial​

Resources for Poles

Jayah Paley at www.PolesForMobility.com is an excellent resource for PWP trying pole walking. Pole Walking is an excellent activity for those with PD. 

Urban Poling Accelerators makes ACTIVATOR poles that were designed by a therapist.

EXERSTRIDER walking poles by Tom Rutlin are designed for fitness walking.


The Ten Signs of Parkinson's

http://www.parkinson.org/10signs


​Michael J Fox Foundation Hosts Online Webinars on Parkinson's Research

MJFF offers free live webinars on the third Thursday of every month at 9am PT. These webinars cover various aspects of living with PD and resources to keep you informed about the latest research. Archived recordings of previous webinars are offered on-demand.

https://www.michaeljfox.org/page.html?hot-topics-webinar-series

 

Latest News From the European Parkinson's Community
http://www.epda.eu.com/en/news/


Partners in Parkinson's
Want to be able to call a PD advocate 7 days a week? Abbvie and Michael J Fox Foundation are sponsoring this free program.
http://www.timesonline.com/healthandwellness/new-national-health-initiative-focuses-on-parkinson-s-patient-engagement/article_0bf6c30a-2494-11e4-aeb0-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=jqm

Choosing a PD Doctor by Dr. Melanie Brandabur
http://parkinsonswomen.com/2013/06/01/choosing-a-pd-doctor/

Michael J Fox Foundation Summarizes PD Med and Supplement Therapies in Trial
https://www.michaeljfox.org/

Everything You Wanted to Know about Parkinson's Meds!
https://secure3.convio.net/prkorg/site/Ecommerce/317020561?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&product_id=1063&store_id=2162

Practice SPEAKING UP:
The Northwest Parkinson's Foundation offers a free Apple App to practice voice amplitude
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speak-up-for-parkinsons/id784117908?mt=8