CoachT is right, this website has lots of good info. You can also click on "Publications" at the top of the home page and find a number of booklets that you can order free of charge for your Dad.
Here are some of the books that have been helpful to me along the way (my husband, sister, and best friend from childhood all have PD):
- Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease published by the American Academy of Neurology - Easy to understand, "real-life" stories and examples.
- Taking Charge of Parkinson's Disease: Dynamic Lifestyle Changes to Put You in the Driver's Seat by Ann Cutter Mikkelsen - This is my all time favorite but might not be as appealing to your Dad. It is part memoir of a couple pretty much at the same stages in life as my husband and I when he was diagnosed (no, we didn't sell our house and move though!) and part delicious recipes. I cook for a hobby so loved those. I liked the empowerment approach too.
- Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life by Dr. Okun is easy to read and popular.
- Parkinson's Humor: Funny Stories About My Life with Parkinson's Disease by Beverly Ribaudo is one I haven't read yet but others have said it is a laugh-out-loud book.
- Neurology Now is a free magazine for folks with a neurological disorder. It doesn't feature articles on Parkinson's Disease in every issue but always has interesting info on brain health, new resources, etc. We subscribed by picking up a copy in my husband's MDS office and mailing in a card. You can also subscribe online at http://journals.lww....es/default.aspx
Good luck to you. Your Dad is fortunate to have you helping him navigate this diagnosis.
Edited by Golden01, 15 March 2014 - 10:24 AM.
Husband diagnosed in 2005-Medicines: Azilect, Artane, and Amantadine, Levodopa (1X/Day); Sister and Best Friend from Childhood also have PD