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Known for its upbeat, informative, and inspirational guidance, Living Well with Parkinson's includes a wealth of up-to-date medical information for Parkinson's sufferers, who number over 1 million in the U.S. alone. Combined with the author's poignant personal account of her own struggles with the disease, this new edition features coverage of pallidotomy (a new surgical technique), the dramatic implications of recent genetic research, and new drugs and therapies. The book also includes tips on dealing with social services and elder law, maintaining a positive attitude, handling issues with spouses and children, and finding support groups.
Glenna Wotton Atwood, a former home economics teacher from Maine, lived with Parkinson's for over two decades until her death in 1998. Lila Green Hunnewell (Rockaway, NJ) is a freelance writer and editor. Roxanne Moore Saucier (Bangor, ME) is a journalist with the Bangor Daily News.
Preface to the Second Edition by Blaine Atwood.
Preface to the First Edition.
Chapter 1: Do Not Disturb!
Chapter 2: It’s Not Fair!
Chapter 3: Coping with Frustration: Practical Suggestions for Everyday Living.
Chapter 4: Nutrition That Affects Our Lives.
Chapter 5: Exercise, the Means to an Active Life.
Chapter 6: Attitude Makes All the Difference.
Chapter 7: Doctors and Other Health Professionals.
Chapter 8: Medications and Therapies.
Chapter 9: Spouses—Special and Otherwise.
Chapter 10: Relationships with Our Adult Children.
Chapter 11: Out of the Mouths of Babes . . . .
Chapter 12: One Day at a Time!
Chapter 13: With a Little Help from My Family and Friends.
Chapter 14: Support Groups: Where You Learn What Your Doctor Hasn’t Time to Tell You!
Chapter 15: Is There Life with Parkinson’s?
Appendix A: Parkinson’s Self-Help Organizations in the United States.
Appendix B: American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Centers.
Appendix C: Parkinson’s Organizations in Canada.
Appendix D: Sources of Adaptive Equipment, Clothing, and Other Good Things.
Appendix E: Bibliography for Chapter 8: Medications and Therapies.
Appendix F: General Bibliography (Not Including Sources for Chapter 8).