Parkinson's Disease Video with Holly Robinson Peete!

Neurology Now
May/June 2009
Volume 5(3)
p 36–38
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Parkinson's Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families is the American Academy of Neurology's new patient education video, starring actress Holly Robinson Peete. You can view it online at or watch it on television during the following times:

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Miami: WTVJ, Channel 6 on June 13th @ 2 pm

St. Louis: KDNL, Channel 30 on June 14th @ 11 am

Washington, DC: WJLA, Channel 7 on June 20th @ 11:30 am

Atlanta: WGCL, Channel 46 on June 21st @ 12:30 pm

San Francisco: KPIX, Channel 5 on June 27th @ 11:30 am

Stroke Resources

If you would like to know more about stroke, check out these organizations and resources:

American Academy of Neurology:

American Heart Association: 1-800-242-8721

American Stroke Association1-888-478-7653

Give Me Five for Stroke (a collaboration of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Stroke Association, and the American College of Emergency Physicians): .

National Aphasia 1-800-922-4622

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and

National Stroke 1-800-787-6537

Stroke Trials /trials

The American Academy of Neurology's patient Web site has great information about neurological conditions, including stroke:


American Academy of Neurology 1-800-879-1960

The Brain MattersAAN patient website

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's 1-800-272-3900

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral 1-800-438-4380

Alzheimer's Foundation of 1-866-232-8484


Autism Society of America 1-800-3AUTISM (1-800-328-8476)

Autism Speaks, Inc. 212-252-8584

Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership 1-888-474-7277


American Brain Tumor Association 800-886-2282

National Brain Tumor Society 1-800-934-2873


United Cerebral Palsy 1-800-872-5827


Dystonia Foundation 1-800-377-DYST (1-800-377-3978)

Spasmodic Torticollis 1-888-445-4588


Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) 312-255-1801

Epilepsy 1-800-332-1000


National Headache 1-888-NHF-5552 (1-888-643-5552)

Migraine Research 212-249-5402


Hereditary Disease , 212-928-2121

Huntington's Disease Society of 1-800-345-HDSA (1-800-345-4372)


Hydrocephalus 1-888-598-3789

National Hydrocephalus 1-888-857-3434



Multiple Sclerosis Association of , 1-800-532-7667

Multiple Sclerosis 1-800-225-6495

National Multiple Sclerosis 1-800-FIGHT-MS (1-800-344-4867)


Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of 1-800-541-5454


ALS 1-800-782-4747

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association 610-499-92641-800-606-CMTA (2682)

Moebius Syndrome 1-660-834-3406

Muscular Dystrophy 1-800-FIGHT-MD (1-800-344-4863)

Neuropathy 212-692-0662

Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, Inc. 1-877-773-4483


American Pain 1-888-615-PAIN (1-888-615-7246)

National Foundation for the Treatment of , 713-862-9332


American Parkinson Disease 1-800-223-2732

International Essential Tremor Foundation 1-888-387-3667

Lewy Body Dementia Association

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's 1-800-708-7644

National Ataxia Foundation 763-553-0020

National Parkinson 1-800-327-4545

Parkinson's Disease 1-800-457-6676

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy 1-800-457-4777

WE MOVE (Worldwide Education & Awareness for Movement Disorders) 212-875-8312


Brain Injury Association of 1-800-444-6443

Brain Trauma 212-772-0608


National Sleep 202-347-3471

The Neurology Now Books™ Series

For Lisa Shulman, M.D., and Bruce Polsky, CEO of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Press, creating the Neurology Now Books series has been a labor of love—and a way of fulfilling the Academy's mission to promote the highest quality patient-centered care. Each title is written with a team of experts who answer patients' most pressing questions. “We really want our books to be empowering,” says Dr. Shulman, the series editor. “During my own growth as a physician, I realized that people with chronic illnesses—and most neurological illnesses are chronic—need to be actively involved in their care. When you think about it, how often is your doctor with you? That's why self-management is so important.”

An offshoot of Neurology Now, the series will cover topics known to be of interest to Neurology Now readers. “We saw that migraine/headache, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease are three areas of high interest, so we have decided to cover those initially.” Dr. Shulman also looks to the expertise of AAN members for inspiration. “For example, one member of the Academy is an expert in smell and taste disorders—both as a doctor and a patient—so our first book, coming out this summer, is called Take Your Doctor with You: Prescriptions for Problems with Smell and Taste by Ronald DeVere, M.D. It's really exciting—the book includes lots of recipes and food preparation tips.”

In keeping with the patient focus, Dr. Shulman is open to ideas from readers. “What information do you need?” she asks. “What kinds of skills can we discuss that will help you be better manage life with a chronic illness?” Readers can e-mail ideas to or mail a letter to: AAN Press, American Academy of Neurology, 1080 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116.

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