The brain changes caused by Parkinson’s disease begin in a region that plays a key role in movement, leading to early symptoms that include tremors and shakiness, muscle stiffness, a shuffling step, stooped posture, difficulty initiating movement and lack of facial expression.
Davis Phinney Foundation
The Davis Phinney Foundation provides tools, resources and inspiration as well as fund research on exercise, speech, movement and other factors that affect people with Parkinson's disease.
Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through funded research and ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.
Caring for people who have Parkinson's disease
Caring for a loved one with PD can be a challenging job, especially as the disease progresses. Former caregivers of a loved one with PD suggest getting prepared, taking care of yourself, getting help (don’t try to do it all yourself), working to maintain a good relationship with your loved one, and encourage the person with PD for whom you care, to stay active.