Positively Parkinson's: Symptoms and Diagnosis, Research and Treatment, Advice and Support
More than ten thousand New Zealanders have Parkinson's disease, but many thousands more are dealing with it every day - relatives and friends, carers and health professionals. Informative, practical and uplifting, this is a book for anyone with Parkinson's and for those who support them. It contains answers to the questions you might ask about Parkinson's, from symptoms and diagnosis to the latest treatments and therapies, as well as the most recent medical research into stem cells and gene therapy. Drawing on her own experience as well as that of others, Ann Andrews offers clear advice on how to cope with the impact of Parkinson's on everything from employment, finance and relationships, to exercise, diet and self-care. The combination of the practical and the personal sets this book apart from others on the same topic. Thoroughly researched and perceptively written, this is an empowering resource for anyone who needs to adjust their life to Parkinson's. This book is endorsed by Parkinson's New Zealand and the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.About the author:Ann Andrews has worked as a television and theatre producer, researcher, teacher and crisis counsellor. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's in her fifties. Positively Parkinson's is the book she would like to have read at that critical time.
Ann Andrews has worked as a television and theatre producer, researcher, teacher and crisis counsellor. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's in her fifties. Positively Parkinson's is the book she would like to have read at that critical time.
1 What Is Parkinson's?
2 Primary Symptoms and Diagnosis
3 Young-onset Parkinson's
4 Going Public
5 Secondary Symptoms and How to Manage Them
6 Medication Options
7 New Treatments
8 Employment and Work
9 Coming to Terms with Parkinson's
10 Changing Relationships, Changing Friendships
11 Developing Your Exercise Programme
12 Taking Control, Taking Care
14 Diet and Dietary Supplements
15 Getting on with Parkinson's