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When Parkinson’s Strikes Early: Voices, Choices, Resources, and Treatment [ILLUSTRATED] (Paperback)

When Parkinson's Strikes Early: Voices, Choices, Resources, and Treatment

Parkinson’s struck Blake-Krebs and Herman in their mid-40s, and it hits some in their 30s or even earlier. Young people who have this disease usually associated with the elderly face several major problems, including living with the disease for many years, continually adjusting drugs and dosages, and finding assisted-living facilities. Those come in addition to difficulties with romance, marriage, and family life; the deeply personal chapter on the latter difficulties is one of the best in the book. Blake-Krebs and Herman also present valuable material on Parkinson’s diagnosis, treatment (there is no cure), research, funding, and publicity, and in the main text and appendixes they provide access to support and other resource groups. Smoothly blending excerpts from the e-mailings of members of the Parkinson’s Information Exchange Network (PIEN) and their own writing, Blake-Krebs and Herman assemble a real aid to younger Parkinson’s sufferers. William BeattyCop (more…)

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13/04/2009 - Posted by | Mother's day gifts for wife |

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