Today, more than four million people around the world suffer from Parkinson’s disease. The disease is chronic and progressive, with symptoms ranging from tremor, stiffness, rigidity, and pain to speech and swallowing, memory loss and depression. Because of the complexity of this disease, patients and their families, as well as physicians and health care professionals, need access to the most effective care and treatment information available.
That is why the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) works every day to improve the quality of Parkinson’s care through research, education and outreach. We believe by working together, we can improve the quality of care for every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease today and in the future.
How can you help us continue to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease?
Your valuable skills and desire to get involved will make a difference for people living with Parkinson’s disease.
Join our mailing list to learn about support groups, wellness programs and upcoming events you can take part in. Tell your friends and family members about us so they can also sign up for our communications.
Get involved in our upcoming events. For example, sign up for Moving Day coming to Orange County, CA this fall.
Your donations, which are tax deductible, help us continue to fund research, provide caregiver support, wellness classes, and educational lectures and symposia. Through these activities we work directly in the communities we live to fulfill the commitment to our members.