This book, "At War With Parkinson's Disease," describes the author's experiences over 18 years of research and study about Parkinson's disease in the United States, Canada and Europe. It also describes the author's 10 years of caring for his mother in his home in Houston, Texas from the time when she received a confirmed diagnosis for Parkinson's disease until she died, At the "Dedication" which begins his narrative is the statement, "I wrote this book hoping that the contents might give courage and strength to those who are battling this disease and to their families, friends and care providers who are with them and who are supporting them." At the "Epilogue" which ends his narrative is the statement, "I thought it important to describe who we are as human beings, how we evolved, what makes us so very unique and so very special among all living things on the planet. I thought it important to understand in layman's terms what constitutes illness and disease, what is preventable and for what we may be predestined genetically. Similar to almost everything that we do in life. . . we do it all somewhat easier and often better when we have someone to help us. I thought it important to describe who we are as human beings, how we evolved, what makes us so very unique and so very special among all living things on the planet. I thought it important to understand in layman's terms what constitutes illness and disease, what is preventable and for what we may be predestined genetically. Similar to almost everything that we do in life, . . . we do it all somewhat easier and often better when we have someone to help us. A person living with Parkinson's disease and fighting the symptoms and its debilitations needs the help of his spouse, family, close friends, neighbors, coworkers, doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, other medical professionals, counselors and volunteers to manage and control the disease. The narrative describes their roles.
Follow the trail of dedicated researchers around the world as they try to solve the mystery of this debilitating disease. Included are the manifestations of Parkinson's Disease, how anti-Parkinson's drugs work, the history of the disorder, research listings and support organizations. "A fascinating historical account of Parkinson's disorder tracing it as far back as 130 A.D....up until 1993. Written in large print, this book is east to read in understandable lay language and traces a story that keeps one eagerly turning the pages". -- Parkinson's Newsletter Review
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease you’re probably wrestling with fear, despair, and countless questions about the future. It’s brighter than you think. In Parkinson’s Disease for Dummies, you’ll discover how to keep a positive attitude and lead an active, productive life as this user-friendly, guide pilots you through the important steps toward taking charge of your condition. It helps you: Make sure you have an accurate diagnosis Assemble and work with your health care team Inform others about your condition Choose the most effective medications Establish a diet and exercise regimen Consider surgical options, alternative therapies, and clinical trials Maintain healthy personal and professional relationships Adjust your routine as your PD progresses This one-stop resource provides proven coping skills, first-hand advice, and practical tools, such as worksheets to assess care options, questions to ask doctors, and current listings of care providers.
Parkinsons disease is a disabling neurological condition with both motor and non-motor symptoms for which no cure is available at this stage. This book is unique in covering the most important topics related to Parkinsons disease. Current research and updates about some non-motor symptoms, as well as surgical treatment of Parkinsons disease, in addition to the long term complications of pharmacological treatments have been presented. This book can be used by physicians, researchers and neuroscientists who want to learn new information about these topics related to Parkinsons disease. Authors of the individual chapters are well known in their fields and the book has been edited by a world renowned Parkinsons disease expert.
The American Civil War career of Nathan Bedford Forrest and his Confederate cavalry as told through the fictional letters of Henry Wylie to his wife Elizabeth.
Do you have Parkinson's Disease? Are you looking for ways to feel better? Road to Recovery from Parkinson's Disease gives a comprehensive overview of the factors that cause the symptoms of Parkinson's and covers all the natural treatments that are helping thousands of people with Parkinsons become healthy and well. There is no doubt about it. Many medical specialties provide relief from the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. Road to Recovery from Parkinson's Disease reveals the natural therapies and safe treatments that persons with Parkinson's have discovered help them steer a steady course on the road to recovery.
What happens when our lives are suddenly disrupted by chronic or terminal illness? Of course, science, family, faith and friends are there to help. But as author Dean Scaros demonstrates in this elegantly written and affecting book all the issues we face as a result of illness have been expressed through human artistic sensibility. We have been seeking meaning and solace —— and have often found it – ever since we painted figures on the walls of our caves. This book considers — through the lens of great literature and art— issues that are important to us as we struggle to come to terms with progressive, debilitating illness: issues such as, personal dignity, courage, fear, hope, love, time, chance, fate and friendship, to name just a few. These issues are not physical or clinical. Rather they concern the ways in which we think and feel about our experience. Reflecting on them affords us an opportunity to better understand our experience and even gain a measure of wisdom from it.