NPF Publications

Educational Manuals Rainbow Series

The National Parkinson Foundation produces a variety of publications for people with Parkinson's and their caregivers and families in English and Spanish.

The following publications can be ordered in our online store and will be shipped to you free of charge:


  1. What You and Your Family Should Know
  2. Medications
  3. Fitness Counts
  4. Nutrition Matters
  5. Speech and Swallowing
  6. Caring and Coping
  7. Mind, Mood and Memory
  8. Guide to Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy

En Español:

  1. Lo Que usted y Su Familia Deben Saber
  2. Medicamentos para la Enfermedad de Parkinson
  3. Estar En Forma Cuenta
  4. La Importancia de la Nutrición
  5. Dificultades con el Habla y la Deglución (tragar)
  6. Manejo de la Enfermedad de Parkinson en su Etapa Avanzada
  7. Consejos Prácticos
  8. El Cuidado y la Adaptación Necesaria

The following publications are only available online as PDFs:

  1. Activities of Daily Living: Practical Pointers
  2. Managing Advanced Parkinson Disease
  3. Support Group Leaders Manual
  4. Falls Prevention Book

Parkinson Report

The Parkinson Report is the National Parkinson Foundation’s official newsletter made available to all members of the Foundation three times a year. It contains articles written by Parkinson's researchers, medical practitioners, and caregivers, as well as contributions from NPF's staff. The current edition, and prior editions, are available in PDF format. For just $25 a year, become a member of NPF to receive free issues at home.

Spring 2015(Most recent issue)

Fall/Winter 2014 

Summer 2014

Spring 2014

Fall/Winter 2013

Summer 2013

Spring 2013

Fall/Winter 2012

Summer 2012

Spring 2012

Fall/Winter 2011

Summer 2011

Spring 2011

Fall/Winter 2010

Summer 2010

Spring 2010

General Literature

10 Early Warning Signs of Parkinson's Disease

This short brochure describes ten symptoms that may be early signs of Parkinson’s disease. Each symptom of concern is listed along with ‘What is normal’. If you have more than one symptom, you may want to visit your doctor.

How to Live Well with Parkinson's Disease

Informational brochure with questions to ask your doctor and tips on building a health care team. In English and Spanish.

Como Vivir Bien con la Enfermedad de Parkinson

Spanish version of How to Live Well with Parkinson's Disease.

Medical Alert Card

On the front side of the card, is space for a Parkinson's patient to fill out an identity card with his/her name, address, phone number, and emergency contact and a short description of the disease identifying the card holder as a Parkinson’s patient. On the reverse side is a listing of medications that are counter indicated (should not be used) for those using Parkinson's medications. This card can be requested in our online store.

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