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Ask an expert: Are essential tremors related to Parkinson’s disease?

There’s a common misconception that everything that shakes is Parkinson’s disease, but that’s not true. Both essential tremor and Parkinson’s cause hand tremors, but they are two completely different disorders. Having essential tremor does not mean that you have, or will get, Parkinson’s disease.

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Parkinson's disease exercise classes

Links to exercise classes designed for people with Parkinson's disease in the Portland area.

Proprietary Health Article

Parkinsons disease: When is deep brain stimulation an option

When medications no longer work, this surgical approach is easing symptoms for many patients with this degenerative disease. – Elise Anderson,M.D., neurologist

Treating motor impairment in Parkinson’s disease

In the past four decades pharmacological progress has been spectacular, so now physicians and patients may choose among multiple options. Providence Center for Parkinson’s Disease follows these decision-making guides. – Richard Rosenbaum, M.D., neurologist

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American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), established in 1948, is an international professional association of more than 22,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care.

American Parkinson Disease Association

The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. was founded in 1961 to “ease the burden and find a cure” for Parkinson’s disease. Head-quartered in New York, the organization focuses its energies on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of the disease.

Brian Grant Foundation

A close-knit community of people with Parkinson’s, inspired by life, and confident that we can live better together.

Davis Phinney Foundation

The Davis Phinney Foundation offers free programs including educational events, tools and informational materials to help you take action and live well today. 

European Parkinson’s Disease Association

The EPDA aims to ensure the best possible quality of life for people with Parkinson's, their carers and families. This can be achieved by:

  • providing and continually updating medical and caring best practice to all involved in their management;
  • making this information readily available to facilitate dialogue and sharing of successful activities across member organizations;
  • providing targeted educational tools, and acting as a voice for Parkinson’s in Europe with key decision makers.

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research to find the causes of and a cure for Parkinson's, while supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon

Parkinson's disease is not a choice, but quality of life is. Parkinson's Resources of Oregon (PRO) helps patients and caregivers manage this complex disease with helpful programs and services.