Notes from Movers & Shakers with Parkinson
- Publish Date: 2012-01-29
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Chris Ludwig;Dave Anderson
If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson Disease; if someone you love has been; if you're a caregiver to a Parkinson patient; if you are related to a Parkinson patient, you'll want to read this book. Authored by 2 people who are living with Parkinson, this practical guide with inspirational real life stories, will make you laugh and cry. This remarkable collection captures the grand achievements and every day victories of our resilient peers. This unusual collection represents the viewpoint of people who are living with PD day-to-day. Based on information from a questionnaire that was developed to solicit information from a wide group of people who are living with Parkinson, you will learn personal stories about the challenges that this disease presents from the patients' own perspective. They share their deep feelings about facing life with Parkinson, and they also exhibit amazing spirit and a healthy dose humor and hope. Moving chronologically from the diagnosis, through Mid and Late PD, the authors also share their experiences with emotional as well as practical issues. From coping with the uncertainties of a progressive disease, to facing life-altering decisions, like evaluating physical impairment vis-a-vis the ability to drive, the most important value that this book brings to the patient, the family, the caregivers, and medical team is that they are not alone. And, they will derive strength from learning what others have experienced.