Parkinson’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.

A Parkinson’s Primer: An Indispensable Guide to Parkinson’s Disease for Patients and Their Families by John M. Vine

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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

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The First Year—Parkinson’s Disease: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (Paperback) by Jackie Hunt Christensen, Paul, M.D. Tuite

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Parkinson’s Disease and the Family : A New Guide (The Harvard University Press Family Health Guides) (Paperback)
by Elaine, Ph.D. Richman, Nutan, M.D. Sharma

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Parkinson’s Disease : A Complete Guide for Patients and Families (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) (Paperback) by William J. Weiner, Lisa M. Shulman, Anthony E. Lang

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The Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Book: Partnering With Your Doctor To Get The Most From Your Medications (Hardcover) by J. Eric, Ph.D., M.D.

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HOPE: Four Keys to a Better Quality of Life for Parkinson’s People (Paperback) by Hal Newsom

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300 Tips for Making Life with Parkinson’s Disease Easier (Second Edition – Paperback) by Shelley Peterman Schwarz

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Parkinson’s Disease & the Art of Moving (Paperback) by John Argue

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Lucky Man (Random House Large Print) (Hardcover) by Michael J. Fox
Michael J Fox, TV, Film Star and Parkinson’s patient — His life, in his own words.

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Caring for the Parkinson Patient: A Practical Guide (Paperback)
by J. Thomas Hutton (Editor), Raye Lynne Dippel (Editor), Nathan Slewett

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The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center 100 Questions & Answers About Parkinson Disease, Second Edition by Abraham Lieberman

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Imperfect Endings: A Daughter’s Tale of Life and Death
by Zoe FitzGerald Carter

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Take Charge of Parkinson’s Disease: Dynamic Lifestyle Changes to Put YOU in the Driver’s Seat(A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness) – 2nd Edition
by Anne Cutter Mikkelsen with Carolyn Stinson

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It Never Stops Taking: Parkinsons-The Undefeated (Paperback) by Barry W. Lowe

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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 pfnca@parkinsonfoundation.org


Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life: English Edition (Paperback) by Michael S. Okun, MD

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The Peripatetic Pursuit of Parkinson’s Disease by the Parkinsons Creative Collective

Written and published through a collaborative effort by those directly affected by Parkinsons — two members of the MyParkinsons Community, LOHENGR1N and the late BANDITO1 were contributors. This book is about the Alice in Wonderland experience of discovering what it means to have Parkinsons.

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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.

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