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Resources and Services for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

There is no need for the individual with PD to face the disease alone. A wealth of resources and services for the PD patient and his family are available. Summaries of books, websites, articles, organizations, community groups, support groups and research foundations are presented.

Things You Need to Know About the Informed Consent Process
Find out what you need to know about the informed consent profess for clinical trials of Parkinson's disease treatments.

How Placebos Are Used in Clinical Trials
Find out how placebos are used in clinical trials.

How Do Clinical Trials Work?
Find out how clinical trials work.

Questions to Ask Before Joining a Clinical Trial
Find out what questions you should ask before you join a clinical trial.

Types or Phases of Clinical Trials
Find out about what types of clinical trials you can join.

Where to Start Finding Clinical Trials for Parkinson's Disease
Find out about clinical trials for Parkinson's disease and where to look for them.

American Parkinson's Disease Association
The American Parkinson's Disease Association provides informational resources for patients and caregivers.

Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is an advocate for people with Parkinson's disease, providing resources and finding research projects to find better treatments.

Parkinson's Action Network
The Parkinson's action network is dedicated to giving people who have Parkinson's disease a voice in the community and legislative policy-making.

Parkinson Alliance
Helps raise funds to promote Parkinson’s research.

Parkinson's Disease Foundation
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation's website provides patients and caregivers helpful links and articles, as well as research information.

Parkinson's Living
Parkinson's Living provides helpful tools and information for patients and caregivers.

Parkinson Research Foundation
A nonprofit health organization providing Parkinson's research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to cure Parkinson's and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease.

Parkinson's Resource Organization
Psycho-social organization helps families care for patients and addresses social issues like patient rights.

Resources for Patients With Parkinson's Disease
Here is a list of helpful links for people who have Parkinson's disease.

Tremor Action Network
Working to spread information about movement disorders and create support.

UCompareHealthCare
Use About.com's UCompareHealthCare to find doctors, specialists, and hospitals.

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