Children's books

Our popular children's books, aimed at 3 to 7 year olds, can help families with young children talk about, explain and understand Parkinson's.

Being diagnosed with Parkinson's and explaining what that means to family members can be extremely difficult at such an emotional time.

Telling young children about such a complex condition can be especially hard.

To try to make this easier, we've developed children's books aimed at 3 to 7 year olds. You can download them using the links below, or order a copy here.

My Gran has Parkinson's

"I’d like to tell you a story. A true story. It’s about me and something called Parkinson’s. Have you ever wondered what Parkinson’s is? I’ll try to explain it to you."

Download the book (PDF, 7MB)

My Grandad has Parkinson's

"Now you’re probably wondering where I got Parkinson’s from. Did I catch it, like a cold? No, I didn’t. And you can’t catch it either."

Download the book (PDF, 7MB)

My Mum has Parkinson's

"Scientists are working hard to find out how to make it go away or stop people getting it. But until they find a way to make it go away, Parkinson’s means I may not be able to do all the things I want to, when I want to."

Download the book (PDF, 7MB)

My Dad has Parkinson's

"Sometimes I might even fall over. Just like you did when you were learning to walk."

Download the book (PDF, 7MB)

Last updated June 2019. We review all our information within 3 years. If you'd like to find out more about how we put our information together, including references and the sources of evidence we use, please contact us at [email protected]

Last updated November 2013. We review all our information within 3 years. If you'd like to find out more about how we put our information together, including references and the sources of evidence we use, please contact us at [email protected].