Living Well with Parkinson's: An Inspirational, Informative Guide for Parkinsonians and Their Loved Ones

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Presented here is the author's personal account of how she has coped and continues to cope positively with Parkinson's disease. Interwoven with the facts concerning the management of this disease, it shares the ups and downs with a portrait of a ``day in the life'' of someone special. Covers all aspects of this illness from the initial diagnosis, through the ``it's not fair'' syndrome to the eventual acceptance and reality of actually living and mastering, to the best of one's ability, a disease that at the present has no known cure. Among the topics covered are nutrition, exercise and attitude; doctors, medications, and therapies; family members including spouses and children; support groups and future possibilities.

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The long-awaited update of the definitive guide to living successfully with Parkinson's disease

Known for its informative and inspirational guidance, Living Well with Parkinson's has helped those with Parkinson's, as well as their families and caregivers, better understand and manage the disease in order to live life to the fullest. Now, this revised edition presents the latest on the many new medications, surgical interventions, and nutritional and physical therapy approaches that have been introduced to further improve the lives of those with Parkinson's.

Drawing on the author's personal experience of living with Parkinson's, this authoritative, compassionate guide features a wealth of information covering the condition—from coping with the diagnosis and making changes in daily life to developing an individual treatment plan. You'll discover how to find the best health-care professionals, handle issues with spouses and children, find and work with support groups, and most important, pursue your interests and your dreams. Living Well with Parkinson's is the guide that will help you take charge of the disease and live a happy, productive life.

Other important features include:

  • The dramatic implications of recent genetic research, as well as the latest drugs, therapies, and surgical techniques
  • Invaluable tips on maintaining good nutrition, staying active through exercise, and maintaining a positive attitude
  • New information on dealing with social services and elder law, as well as an updated resource appendix for finding additional support
  • A new Foreword by Dr. Robert Feldman, one of the nation's leading experts on Parkinson's

About the Author:

GLENNA WOTTON ATWOOD, a former home economics teacher from Maine, lived with Parkinson's for over two decades.

LILA GREEN HUNNEWELL is a freelance writer and editor.

ROXANNE MOORE SAUCIER is a journalist with the Bangor Daily News.

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