Parkinson's Disease Toolkit


Welcome to the Parkinson's Disease Toolkit, developed by the National Parkinson Foundation!

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease.  The management of Parkinson's disease can be complicated, including challenges at diagnosis, in choosing the right medications, and in managing patients through hospitalization.  However, in many circumstances excellent care can be provided in a primary care or non-specialist setting, and the key is a properly structured encounter, periodically reviewing evolving best practices and recognizing when to refer your patient to a therapist or specialist.


Hospitalization in PD

Melanoma in PD


Planning the PD Encounter

Steps to diagnose and manage your patient with PD

About PD

Considering a Parkinson's Diagnosis

Follow-Up Visit with a PD Patient


During the Encounter

Addressing issues as they come up





Parkinson's Reference

Find a topic by keyword



Handouts and Resources

Helpful patient education materials



The National Parkinson Foundation is a not-for profit organization dedicated to improve the quality of Parkinson’s care.  Founded in 1957, NPF is a leading national organization with an extensive grassroots network of Centers of Excellence, chapters and support groups in the United States, Canada and internationally. You can visit for more information about our programs.