Educational Publications

Browse PDF's educational brochures to learn more about Parkinson's and to find resources in your community.

Download brochures below or request print copies through our online store Our HelpLine is also available to take your order at (800) 457-6676. Support group leaders and allied health professionals are welcome to order multiple copies. Please contact us for orders over 50.

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Facts About Parkinson's Disease

This tri-fold brochure explains the basic facts of Parkinson's, ranging from statistics and diagnosis to symptoms and treatment. The brochure also includes information on PDF's HelpLine and tips for staying informed with online and print resources. It is also available in Spanish and Korean.

Parkinson's Disease Resource List, Second Edition

This brand new 100-page comprehensive print guide includes over 750 community resources throughout the US and around the world. The resources included in the guide address many of the needs that may arise for a person living with Parkinson's disease. It also includes sections geared specifically toward those with early-onset PD, the newly diagnosed, caregivers and more. Resources listed include: national and local Parkinson's groups; movement disorder centers; financial, insurance and legal planning assistance; clinical trials; medical equipment; caregiver-specific resources; personal stories.  Print copies of the resource list are currently out of stock. Please browse our online searchable database of resources.

About Parkinson's Disease Bookmark

This bookmark highlights four basic facts about Parkinson's and offers links to help one get involved, stay connected and support PDF. It is an ideal giveaway at community events.


La Enfermedad de Parkinson: Preguntas y Respuestas

Nuestro popular folleto de Preguntas y Respuestas está ahora disponible en español para responder a la mayoría de las preguntas más frecuentes acerca de la enfermedad de Parkinson.


Diagnosis Parkinson's Disease: You are Not Alone

Designed for the person newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD), this 30-page booklet serves to answer questions that may arise upon diagnosis.  It shares resources, medical expert testimony, and the experiences of people who have dealt with the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.  Diagnosis Parkinson's Disease has been honored by the Communicator Awards with an Award of Distinction.  This booklet has a companion DVD. 


Parkinson's Disease Q&A, Seventh Edition

This 65-page booklet answers the most frequently asked questions about Parkinson's disease symptoms, treatments, common problems and research.  Organized by topic, this booklet is one of our most popular publications and recommended for both those newly diagnosed as well as family members and caregivers.

Get Involved

This brochure provides ways for you to get involved with the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. It includes overviews of programs such as Parkinson's Advocates in Research, the Creativity and Parkinson's Project and PDF Champions. No matter your interest, there's a way for you to improve the lives of people touched by Parkinson's. 10 panels.


2014-2015 Biennial Report

This report provides an update on PDF’s research, education and advocacy programs. It includes financial information and a listing of PDF's generous supporters.


The PDF Story: 1957-2007

This 50 page report tells the story of PDF's founding and history and provides updates on our three programmatic areas: research, education and advocacy.  It also includes financial information and a listing of PDF's generous supporters.


Fulfilling the Hope

This tri-fold brochure provides a brief overview of PDF's mission of research, education and advocacy. This brochure is ideal if you are just learning about PDF, if you would like to provide information to your patients or support group, or if you are fundraising for PDF and would like information for your supporters.

Getting Involved in Parkinson's Research

This publication can help one to stay educated and informed about clinical study participation.


Parkinson's Advocates in Research

We can bring about better treatments at a faster pace by ensuring that people with Parkinson’s are primary partners in research alongside scientists, industry and government. As a signature program of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Parkinson's Advocates in Research (PAIR) is making this partnership a reality. Find out how PAIR brings together the people who live with Parkinson’s and the people who are developing new treatments, and how you can be a part of it.


Building Patient Trust

This report summarizes the proceeding and findings of a 2007 roundtable discussion that explored barriers to clinical research: specifically how the Parkinson’s community can improve patient trust in the process.  Participants included people with Parkinson’s, researchers, industry representatives and members of government.


PD ExpertBriefings DVDs

Each year, PDF hosts six online seminars, called PD ExpertBriefings which offer practical advice for living with Parkinson's disease. We offer a limited supply of DVDs of each series of six. To order, please contact us at (800) 457-6676 or

 PD ExpertBriefings 2016 Topics Include: Nutrition and Parkinson's Disease; CognitiveIssues: Advice for Parkinson's Care Partners; Anxiety in Parkinson's Disease; Dealing with Dementia in PD; What's in the PD Pipeline? Gene and Cell Therapies; Apathy or Depression: Which One Is It?.

 PD ExpertBriefings 2015 Topics Include: Occupational Therapy and Parkinson's: Tips for Healthy Living; Parkinson's and Parenting: The Impact on Children and Young Adults; The Effects of Exercise on Parkinson's Disease; More Than Meets the Eye: Vision Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease; Maximizing Parkinson's Medications: How to Get the Most Out of Your Treatment Plan; Challenges of Advanced Parkinson's and Tips for Better Living.

PD ExpertBriefings 2014 Topics Include: Sexuality and Intimacy in Parkinson’s; Caregiving and Parkinson's: Laying the Groundwork for the Road Ahead; Swallowing and Dental Challenges; Managing the Motor Symptoms in PD; Medication Side Effects; When Parkinson's Interferes with Gastrointestinal Function.

PD ExpertBriefings 2013 Topics Include: Genetics and PD; Coping Skills for Care Partners; Gait, Balance and Falls; Under-recognized Nonmotor Symptoms; Medical Therapies; Improving Communication.

PD ExpertBriefings 2012 Topics Include: Impulsive and Compulsive Behaviors; Caring for a Person with Late Stage PD; Driving: Balancing Independence and Safety; Anxiety and Depression; Medications: Today and Tomorrow; Understanding the Progression.

PD ExpertBriefings 2011 Topics Include: Communication and the PD Partnership; Physical Therapy; Cognition; The Parkinson's Pipeline; Pain in PD; Complementary Approaches.

PD ExpertBriefings 2010 Topics Include: PD Treatment: Secrets, Myths and Misconceptions; Taking Care of the Caregiver; Legal Issues: Planning Ahead; Nutrition; What's in the PD Pipeline?; Fatigue and Sleep Disorders.

Diagnosis Parkinson's Disease: You are Not Alone (DVD)

This 25-minute DVD/video that was created to provide some comfort and encouragement for a person who has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.  It includes testimonials from people with Parkinson's on how they learned to cope and live with the diagnosis, scientific and medical information from healthcare experts and helpful tips and resources.  It is often paired with a companion booklet of the same name.  Both were created when people with Parkinson's, caregivers and doctor alike, expressed that although Parkinson's can be a devastating diagnosis, people need a place to turn and knowledge of where to find resources.  The video has been honored by the Communications Award with an 'Award of Distinction.'  It is available in DVD.

Please note that this DVD/video is not available for download. To order, please call (800) 457-6676 or