Although the following resources are not substitutes for receiving treatment by a medical professional, they can help you and your loved ones better understand the conditions you’re experiencing.
The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is to reduce the burden of neurological disease. The site contains an extensive catalog of disorders and information.
The National Institute on Aging has an Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Featured resources include a 24/7 helpline for information and referrals, support groups across the country and a virtual library with several book and DVD recommendations.
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy.
The National Parkinson’s Foundation is a global network addressing the needs of the Parkinson’s community through care, research and support services.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s vision is a world free of MS. The Society funds research, drives change through advocacy and provides services that help people with MS and their families move forward.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is a leading resource for the MS community by providing vital services and support.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for the disease by funding worldwide research.
Additional Movement Disorders
The International Essential Tremor Foundation funds research to find the cause of essential tremor and to increase awareness about the condition, which is commonly confused with Parkinson’s disease.
The National Tourette Syndrome Association’s mission is to identify the cause, find a cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome.
The Epilepsy Foundation of America is the national voluntary health agency dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy.
The American Epilepsy Society promotes interdisciplinary communications, scientific investigation and exchange of clinical information about epilepsy.
Headaches & Migraines
The National Headache Foundation furthers awareness of headache and migraines as legitimate neurobiological diseases.
The ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association leads the way in research, care services, education and public policy for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.