Booklets and Video
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.
- Parkinson’s Educational Booklets
- Educational Videos & DVDs
- Clinical Research Publications
- About PDF Publications
Parkinson's Disease Q&A, Sixth Edition
This 45-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.
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/Video. Please see the DVDs/Videos page to learn more.
Parkinson's Disease Resource List
This brand new 100-page comprehensive print guide includes over 650 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. Request a print copy or browse our online searchable database of resources.
Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease (Third Edition)
This 40-page booklet discusses deep brain stimulation (DBS), the most common surgery performed to treat Parkinson's disease (PD). It reviews the history of DBS, discusses the procedures currently available, and advises people with Parkinson's both how to prepare for surgery and how to maintain their health post-surgery. It also asesses risks of DBS, answers frequently-asked questions , including "Who is a good candidate for surgery?" - and discusses the future of surgery for PD.
Fulfilling the Hope: Our Commitment to the Parkinson's Community
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.
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.
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 (VHS or 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, VHS and PAL formats.
Please note that this DVD/video is not available for download. To order, please call (800) 457-6676 or visit support.pdf.org.
PD ExpertBriefings 2011 Series
PDF has reserved a limited quantity of DVDs of our 2011 PD ExpertBriefings Series. Two discs feature six one-hour seminars. PDF recommends this DVD set for individuals and support groups who may not have the technology watch online. This series includes:
- What's Missing? Communication and the PD Partnership
- Physical Therapy and Parkinson's: What You Need to Know
- Cognition and PD: What You Have Always Wanted to Know But Were Too Afraid to Ask
- The Parkinson's Pipeline: Treating Your Parkinson's
- Understanding Pain in Parkinson's
- Complementary Approaches to Parkinson's
PD ExpertBriefings 2010 Series
PDF has reserved a limited quantity of DVDs of our 2010 PD ExpertBriefings Series. Two discs feature six one-hour seminars. PDF recommends this DVD set for individuals and support groups who may not have the technology watch online. This series includes:
- Parkinson's Disease and its Treatment: Secrets, Myths and Misconceptions
- How to Take Care of the Caregiver
- Legal Issues: Planning Ahead When Living with Parkinson's Disease
- Nutrition and Parkinson's Disease
- What's in the PD Pipeline?
- Fatigue, Sleep Disorders and Parkinson's Disease
PDF is committed to examining and addressing barriers to clinical research participation. We publish roundtable reports discussing such barriers and possible solutions. The first in a series of three reports is now available.
Getting Involved in Parkinson's Research
This publication can help one to stay educated and informed about clinical study participation.
This tri-fold brochure explains the work of PDF’s Parkinson's Advocates in Research (PAIR) program, how members of the Parkinson's community can become trained research advocates and how members of the health care profession can work with them in the design and implementation of Parkinson’s research and programs.
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.
If you are interested in learning more about clinical research, please visit www.PDtrials.org. This website, led by PDF in collaboration with other PD organizations, offers detailed information on this topic.
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.
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.
2011 PDF Annual Report
This 40-page report provides updates on PDF’s three programmatic areas: research, education and advocacy. It also includes financial information and a listing of PDF's generous supporters.