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Learn more about Parkinson's and managing disease with these books, products and organizations, suggested by our community.

  • The cover of Michael J. Fox's book No Time Like the Future

    No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality

    Michael J. Fox

    In his fourth memoir published in 2020, Michael uses his trademark sense of humor to share personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality.


  • Book cover of "Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist" by Michael J. Fox.

    Always Looking Up

    Michael J. Fox

    There are many words to describe Michael J. Fox. Actor. Husband. Father. Activist. But readers of Always Looking Up will soon add another to the list: Optimist. Michael writes about the hard-won perspective that helped him see challenges as opportunities.


  • Cover of book "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future" by Michael J. Fox.

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned

    Michael J. Fox

    Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when life goes skidding sideways.


  • Book cover of "Lucky Man" by Michael J. Fox.

    Lucky Man

    Michael J. Fox

    Combining his trademark ironic sensibility and keen sense of the absurd, he recounts his life -- from his childhood in a small town in western Canada to his meteoric rise in film and television which made him a worldwide celebrity.


  • Cover of the book of My Nana Has Parkinson's

    My Nana Has Parkinson's

    Trisha Hassler

    This is an illustrated children’s book about a grandmother with Parkinson’s disease. It is very accessible and aimed at helping kids understand what it means for them when a family member is diagnosed.


  • Woman laying in bed of comfort linen

    Comfort Linen

    Parkinson's disease may lead to various sleep disturbances. Comfort Linen is a global online retailer of a unique friction-reducing sleep system comprised of sleepwear and a bed sheet for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Turning side to side and getting in and out of bed become smoother and easier thereby allowing a more restful sleep, often for the partner too.


  • No Turning Back by John Foley Cover

    No Turning Back

    John Foley

    People and families with Parkinson’s think about deep brain stimulation (DBS) for different reasons and at different times in their journey. In this illustrative poem book, MJFF community member and person living with Parkinson’s John Foley describes his personal journey with DBS from decision-making to daily life with the device. To learn more about John’s story, click the link to download a free copy.


  • Logo for Challenging Parkinson's

    Challenging Parkinson's

    Challenging Parkinson's is a site created by Team Fox member, Ned Neuhaus, to highlight the physical journey of people with Parkinson's, including himself. Forced movement exercise has been proven many times to be the best thing to help, and this is a site about staying active and continually challenging oneself and one's friends with PD to do everything in their power to slow PD’s control over them, including his personal journey with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).


  • PD for Dummies Photo Cover.jpg

    Parkinson's Disease for Dummies: Second Edition

    Michele Tagliati, MD and Jo Horne, MA Foreword by MJFF CEO and Co-Founder Deborah W. Brooks.

    Whether the diagnosis is yours or that of a loved one, Parkinson's Disease for Dummies contains everything you need to know about living with this disease. This book is an easy-to-understand, straightforward, and sometimes humorous guide that offers proven techniques for coping with daily issues, finding the right doctors, and providing care as the disease progresses.

    (John Wiley & Sons, 2022)


  • PD movers storybook.png

    The PD Movers - We Keep Moving Storybook

    Supported by Columbia University Irving Institute for Translational Science

    The PD Movers - We Keep Moving storybook is a compilation of narratives of African American and Black individuals and caregivers who are living and thriving with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Supported by Columbia University Irving Institute for Translational Science, the authors hope these stories will educate others by removing the mysteries and misconceptions of PD and provide useful resources regarding diagnosis and treatment to allow others to thrive with the disease.


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