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Living Well with Parkinson's Disease What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... . That You Need to Know

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ISBN-10: 0061173223

ISBN-13: 9780061173226

Edition: 2008

Authors: Gretchen Garie, Michael J. Church, Winifred Conkling

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Gretchen Garie is president of Movers and Shakers, a Parkinson's advocacy group, and Congressional Coordinator for the Parkinson's Action Network for the state of Florida. Her husband, Michael J. Church, is executive director of Movers and Shakers and is the Florida State Coordinator for the Parkinson's Action Network. They live with their children in Naples, Florida.

Brock Clarke is the author of An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England, which was a national bestseller and has appeared in a dozen foreign editions, and three other books. He lives in Portland, Maine, and teaches creative writing at Bowdoin College. Find him online at www.brockclarke.com.William Alexander, the author of two critically acclaimed books, lives in New York's Hudson Valley. By day the IT director at a research institute, he made his professional writing debut at the age of fifty-three with a national bestseller about gardening, The $64 Tomato. His second book, 52 Loaves, chronicled his quest to bake the perfect loaf of bread, a journey that took him to such…    

Foreword
Introduction
Diagnosis
What Is Parkinson's Disease?
Who Gets Parkinson's Disease?
Do You Have Parkinson's Disease?
Traditional Medical Care
Drugs for Parkinson's Disease
Surgery for Parkinson's Disease
Finding the Right Doctor
Alternative Medicine and Self-Care
Exercise: The Importance of Movement
Nourish Yourself: The Importance of Diet and Nutritional Supplements
Imagine: The Importance of Attitude and the Mind-Body Connection
Replenish Yourself: The Importance of Rest and Relaxation
Experience Joy: The Importance of Treating Depression
Talk: The Importance of Support Groups
Taking a Break: The Importance of Caring for Your Caregivers
Surviving and Thriving with Parkinson's Disease
Practical Suggestions for Facing Daily Challenges
Parkinson's Disease Touches Everyone: Working Through Changes in Your Relationships
Financial Challenges: Facing Job Loss, Disability, Social Security, and Insurance Struggles
Rediscover Yourself: Redefining What You Have to Offer the World
Hope: New Horizons in Parkinson's Disease Treatments
Medication Charts
Resources
Chapter Notes
Index
About the Authors