A Patient’s

Guide to



Patients, their families, caregivers, and other interested laypeople confronting Parkinson’s disease (PD) face a torrent of information on the Web that can be overwhelming and, often, misleading.

If you would like to schedule a clinical appointment with one of our Movement Disorders Specialists, please go to:

You can scroll down to find a few “starter” links to nontechnical information—Web sites and videos—about PD from reliable institutional and professional sources.

For further technical information (necessarily focused on the latest research frontiers), consult the scientific journal articles listed on this Web site under Udall Center Publications, or on the Publications page of the section “Browse/Explore.”


National Institutes of Health

Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/research/parkinsonsweb/udall_centers/index.htm

Parkinson’s Disease Research Web: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/research/parkinsonsweb/index.htm


Video Talks about Parkinson’s Disease

Marten Niethammer, MD: “What is Parkinson’s Disease?” (38+ minutes)

Guy Schwartz, MD: “Current Treatments of Parkinson’s Disease
” (28+ minutes)

Amy Rick, JD: “Parkinson’s Action Network” (34+ minutes)

Andrew Feigin, MD: “Experimental Therapeutics of Parkinson’s” (37+ minutes)

David Eidelberg, MD: “Diagnosis Using Imaging” (50+ minutes)

Vijay Dhaway, PhD: “Positron Emission Tomography (PET)” (38+ minutes)


Parkinson’s Disease Foundations

American Parkinson Disease Association: http://www.apdaparkinson.org/

Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation: http://www.dystonia-parkinson.org/

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: https://www.michaeljfox.org/

National Parkinson Foundation: http://www.parkinson.org/

Parkinson’s Action Network: http://www.parkinsonsaction.org/

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: http://www.pdf.org/

Parkinson’s Disease Study Group: http://www.parkinson-study-group.org/