PDLibrary

PDLibrary is a growing collection of fact sheets providing information, guidance and education about different aspects of Parkinson disease. They have been written in lay terms and are directed to patients, caregivers and the general public.

 

The fact sheet have been created in English by the Parkinson’s Foundation and have been translated in Italian with the collaboration of Emanuele Frattini, Lice Ghilardi, Monica Norcini, Mattia Tosi, and Maria Vizziello.

About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra…

10 Early signs diseaseof Parkinson’s

It can be hard to tell if you or a loved one has Parkinson’s disease (PD). PD is a neurodegenerative disorder that predominately affects dopamine…

Anxiety and Parkinson’s Disease

Like people with other chronic diseases, people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often struggle with mental health…

Apathy and Parkinson’s Disease

Why do some people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience reduced interest, motivation or enthusiasm? It could be apathy…

Combatting Depression and Parkinson’s Disease

Depression is one of the major, and most common, challenges for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD)…

Intimacy and Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease (PD), like many chronic illnesses, can change the dynamics of a relationship, particularly when it comes to intimacy and sexuality…

Parkinson’s and Your Children/Teenagers

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a family affair: everyone in your family is affected. As a parent of a young child or teen, it is important to consider how PD might affect your children and what can be done to continue to live a full family life with PD…

Parkinson’s Disease vs. Parkinsonism

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most people. Symptoms can take years to develop, and most people live for many years with the disease…

Women and Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects an estimated 10 million men and women worldwide. Women have been shown to have a lower risk of developing PD…

Exercise and Parkinson’s

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone, but for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), exercise is medicine!

Navigating clinical trials

A guide for parkinson’s patients and families