Living Well With Parkinson's Disease
What your Doctor Doesn't Tell You-- That You Need to KnowBook - 2007
A detailed resource to managing Parkinson's Disease by a pair of co-founders for a national support and advocacy organization counsels readers on a range of treatment options while sharing advice for everyday life, covering such topics as nutrition, interpersonal relationships, and the health-care system. Original. 15,000 first printing.
A complete guide to Parkinson's from two people with the disease who cofounded a national support and advocacy organization.
In Living Well with Parkinson's Disease, Gretchen Garie and Michael J. Church, a couple who both have Parkinson's and live daily with the effects of the disease, thoroughly discuss diagnosis, treatment options, and the emotional consequences of this difficult illness. With a conversational, pragmatic, and personal tone, they offer advice on such topics as:
- how Parkinson's disease affects relationships
- the role of diet, supplements, and rest and relaxation
- strategies for navigating professional life and the maze of the health-care system
- handling everyday challenges such as buttoning a shirt or rolling over in bed
- and more!
Compassionate and inspiring, Living Well with Parkinson's Disease offers knowledge and wisdom from those who understand the challenges of dealing with Parkinson's every day.