Patients Page

Online Resources for Patients & Families


Medline Plus is the National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it contains information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues in a language you can understand.

Related topics available on the MedlinePlus website:

National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s through expert care and research.  In addition to general information about Parkinson’s disease, visitors can search for resources near them or ask questions using their discussion forums.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.  Their website includes information to help individuals understand his or her Parkinson’s symptoms and diagnosis, as well as an overview of treatment options and advice for family members.

Local Programs & Support Groups

Many local organizations exist to support individuals affected by Parkinson’s disease, as well as their families.  These local organizations often offer support groups, educational programs and activities. Organizations which serve the geographical regions closest to  GNC’s office are listed below.