Resources

A Parkinson's diagnosis comes with a lot of uncertainty and questions. You are not alone; you can rely on the National Parkinson Foundation to get the answers you need. FIND HELP.

 

NPF Helpline

 

Call the NPF Helpline 1.800.4PD.INFO (1-800-473-4636) for answers to all your questions. Staffed by nurses, social workers and therapists, the Helpline is here to support you in any possible way, including:

  • Current disease information
  • Medical issues including symptoms and treatments
  • Health and social care
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to health professionals and community resources for local support

The Helpline is open Mon-Fri, 9am – 6pm EST. You can be assisted in either English or Spanish. You can also email with a question at any time: helpline@parkinson.org.

 

 

Parkinson's Central Mobile App

Parkinson's Central is a free, easy-to-use smartphone app that people with Parkinson's and their caregivers can use to access Parkinson's-related information wherever and whenever they need it.

appPicker.com featured both NPF apps - Parkinson’s Toolkit and Parkinson’s Central—on their website in an article, “The Best iPhone Apps for Parkinson’s".

Parkinson's Central features:

  • "Near Me" tool to find resources in your area
  • How to get the most out of doctor visits
  • Ins and outs of diagnosis and medication management
  • Tips on how to live well with Parkinson's
  • Information about insurance and finance
  • Special caregiver content

You can download the app for free in the iTunes store or via Google Play.