Shaking Up Parkinson Disease: Fighting Like A Tiger, Thinking Like A Fox / Edition 1

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Overview

Each day, every day, people with Parkinson disease awaken, trapped in their bodies. They move slowly, their limbs are stiff, their hands shake, and their legs won't follow their brains. For these people, there is hope and help, both offered in this important new book. Shaking Up Parkinson Disease: Fighting Like a Tiger, Thinking Like a Fox explains Parkinson - how it's recognized, what causes it, who gets it, when and how to get help, and much more. Using patient case studies, facts about the disease, a survey that assesses quality of life, and Biblical references, the author shows how patients at all stages of the disease can maintain their quality of life. Celebrities who either have Parkinson or who have family members with Parkinson also contribute their personal, inspirational stories about coping with the disease.

All Royalties are Donated to the National Parkinson Foundation.

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It is estimated that 1.2 million people in North American have Parkinson's disease (PD), including actor Michael J. Fox. Lieberman, the national medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation, has written a sympathetic book aimed at answering the questions posed by patients and families dealing with this dreadful disease. He covers anatomy and chemistry changes, diagnostic tests, the autonomic nervous system, and how PD affects the body and the mind. Especially good is the section on anxiety and depression as a biological rather than a psychological symptom of the disease. Lieberman explains PD symptoms, considering why they occur, what can be done medically to treat them, and steps the patient can take to alleviate them. He also details the drugs and surgery used to treat the disease and lists disorders that can mimic PD. Finally, Lieberman offers questionnaires that will help patients measure personal mobility, emotion, quality of life, and more. Though some readers may find the religious quotes off-putting, this book's readability and concrete tips make it better than William Weiner's Parkinson's Disease (LJ 5/15/01). An excellent addition to consumer health collections. Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa, FL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763718664
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 7/15/2001
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 261
  • Sales rank: 1,440,279
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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