For those who care for someone with Parkinson's disease
Parkinsons's disease Books
According to the Parkinson's Action Network, a new case of Parkinson's disease (PD) is diagnosed every nine minutes. This means that there are thousands of people who can benefit from reading about the disease, the symptoms that might be experienced; tests that a doctor might administer; theories about the roles of genetics and environmental factors in causation of the disease; medications and other treatment; exercise; nutrition, and alternative therapies. There are also other considerations that affect caregivers: depression; changes in libido, telling friends and family; financial planning; and workplace issues.
There are over 300 books published on the topic of Parkinson's disease, here a few of the highly rated by Parkinson's patients and caregivers.
The Stranger Comes at Sundown: Living & Dying with Parkinson's Disease (Paperback) By Jane Kriete Awalt
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The Comfort of Home for Parkinson Disease: A Guide for Caregivers (Paperback) by Maria M. Meyer
Caring with Courage and Compassion
by Susan Hamburger
Copies of the book are available from the Parkinson Foundation - National Capital Area.
The book price is $15.00 plus $4.00 for shipping and handling. To order, call (703) 287-8729 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life: English Edition (Paperback) by Michael S. Okun, MD
The Peripatetic Pursuit of Parkinson's Disease
by the Parkinsons Creative Collective
This book is about the Alice in Wonderland experience of discovering what it means to have Parkinson's, how patients came together to find out more about their condition, and the things they discovered on that journey.
Written and published through a collaberative effort by those directly affected by Parkinsons two members of the MyParkinsons Community, LOHENGR1N and the late BANDITO1 were contributors.
Most of Me: Surviving My Medical Meltdown
by Robyn Michele Levy
At age forty-three, Robyn Levy was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and, eight months later, with breast cancer. With irreverent and at times mordant humor, Most of Me chronicles Levy's early, mysterious symptoms (a dragging left foot, a frozen left hand, and finally, a crash into "downward dead dog" position on the yoga mat), the devastating diagnosis, her subsequent discovery of two lumps in her breast (Little Lump and Big Blob), her mastectomy and oopherectomy (after which she discovers there is unfortunately no ovary fairy), and her life since then dealing with her diverse disease portfolio.