Advice from a Parkinson s Wife

Advice from a Parkinson s Wife

This book does that. Barbara Davis's husband had Parkinson's for over twenty years.

Author: Barbara Sheklin Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1950349136

Category: Medical

Page: 114

View: 459

More than ten million people worldwide live with Parkinson's disease, and their spouses are most likely to be their primary caregivers. The transition from spouse to caregiver is not an easy one, often causing frustration, resentment, sadness, fear, and concern about the future. A lot has been written about caring for the Parkinson's patient, but their caregivers need a book to help them cope with the enormous life changes that Parkinson's brings to a relationship. This book does that. Barbara Davis's husband had Parkinson's for over twenty years. She wrote this book after more than two decades of personal experience because she wanted to chronicle the serious matters that most Parkinson's partners don't like to talk about publicly, and the feelings and frustrations they are embarrassed to share. By discussing these challenges openly and honestly, this unique book seeks to help others in ways that are not otherwise easily accessible, and to let them know that they are not alone in dealing with the negative life impacts of Parkinson's Disease. Advice from a Parkinson's Wife is realistic and enlightening, providing stories and advice from someone who's been there, along with practical suggestions for how to cope with the changes caregivers experience. Among the topics covered in the book are: -How your marriage changes and what caregiving does to you-How to handle doctor visits-What to do about falls, clinging, masks, and variability-Handling guilt and other emotions -Suggestions for practical things you can do to make things easierBeing a caregiver is tough, but with the wisdom, compassion, and advice in this book, the hope is that you can find moments when you can experience something approaching happiness, pleasure, and maybe even joy.
Categories: Medical

Hope and Help in Parkinson s Disease

Hope and Help in Parkinson s Disease

There are wives who , in addition to caring for their disabled husbands , manage
the home , rear the children , and even engage in outside work to support the
family . There are daughters and sons , uncles and aunts , nephews , nieces ,
and ...

Author: John C. Button

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000311806

Category: Parkinson's disease

Page: 196

View: 898

Categories: Parkinson's disease

A Parkinson s Primer

A Parkinson s Primer

“John Vine says he wrote this book for people who have been newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Author: John M. Vine

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 9781589881198

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 154

View: 346

“John Vine says he wrote this book for people who have been newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Well, I was diagnosed 24 years ago, and I still learned something new on every page.”—Michael Kinsley, Vanity Fair columnist and author of Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide Here is the book that John Vine and his wife, Joanne, wish they could have consulted when John was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease—a nontechnical, personal guide written from the patient’s perspective. Relying on his experiences over the past 12 years, John writes knowledgeably about all aspects of the disease. John also interviewed other Parkinson’s patients and their partners, whose stories and advice he includes throughout the book. “I wish we’d had John Vine’s book when my brother-in-law was diagnosed. The book is highly informative, unflinchingly honest, and reassuringly optimistic. It’s just what the doctor should have ordered.”—Cokie Roberts, best-selling author and political commentator on ABC News and NPR “John Vine details, in a compelling and accessible way, his experience with Parkinson’s disease. His book is an extraordinary guide to living successfully with Parkinson’s, and a must read for all who want to better understand the condition. Although diagnosed with Parkinson’s, my father lived an active and productive life until his death at age 94. As the book makes clear, while each patient’s journey is unique, common approaches are indispensable in treating the symptoms of the disease.”—Eric H. Holder, Jr. served as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States from 2009 to 2015 “John Vine has written the best primer I’ve ever read for newly diagnosed Parkinson’s patients and their families. It helps them cope with the shock of diagnosis, gives them (jargon-free) the scientific basics they need to know, describes the symptoms they may experience (making clear that every case is different) and catalogs the resources available to navigate living with Parkinson’s. John humanizes the book by describing his own experience and that of 22 other patients and their partners. I’d urge every neurologist to have copies of Vine’s primer on hand to help new PD on their journey forward.”—Morton Kondracke, author of Saving Milly: Love, Politics and Parkinson’s Disease and a member of the Founders' Council of the Michael J. Fox Foundation “My husband has PD, and I devoured this book. It’s wise, wonderfully readable, and, above all, helpful. Since John Vine has PD, he speaks with great authority about the challenges, both physical and psychological. If you have Parkinson’s, live with someone who has it, or just know someone battling the disease, A Parkinson’s Primer is for you.”—Lesley Stahl, award-winning television journalist on the CBS News program 60 Minutes “This is a remarkable book describing the personal experiences of many individuals, including the author, living with Parkinson’s disease. It captures the fact that although there are many possible symptoms in this disease, each person experiences different symptoms and copes with them in various ways. The thoughtful and insightful comments and coping strategies should be helpful for persons with PD, and their partners, regardless of the stage of the disease.”—Stephen Grill, MD, PhD, Director of the Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center of Maryland
Categories: Health & Fitness

Consumer Health USA

Consumer Health USA

The exhilaration or well - being felt by patients on L - Dopa may help renew their
interest in sex , too . Such interest ... National Parkinson Foundation for study and
advice or go to a doctor or follow the doctor's therapy program . ... Husbands
have devoted the major portions of their lives to their wives who are striken .
Wives ...

Author: Alan M. Rees

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1573560685

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 608

View: 350

The second volume of this highly regarded reference source features the full text of nearly 150 of the most recent articles available from the National Cancer Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute on Aging, and other authoritative agencies. New chapters on stroke and musculoskeletal and connective tissue diseases have been added. Also, articles from 17 nonprofit organizations including the Leukemia Society of America, the National Parkinson's Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association are included for the first time.
Categories: Health & Fitness

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About TM Parkinson s Disease

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About TM   Parkinson s Disease

For one Parkinson's patient, Randy, finding a doctor to help him with his
Parkinson's was a challenge that involved visiting ... He was extremely negative
in terms of the possibility of successful intervention, and he scared the heck out of
my wife ...

Author: Mary J. Shomon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759527508

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 300

View: 745

As well as explaining the mechanisms behind Parkinson's and providing detailed information on its symptoms, diagnosis and conventional treatments, this book includes information on groundbreaking alternative treatments such Dr Perlmutter's glutathione therapy using non-prescription supplements.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Parkinson s Disease For Dummies

Parkinson s Disease For Dummies

Some people (and they may be in your closest circles) are more hindrance than
help when they hear you have PD. ... other PD symptom and start telling you the
story of their uncle's wife's brother who also had PD, you need a different tactic.

Author: Michele Tagliati

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051041

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 502

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease you’re probably wrestling with fear, despair, and countless questions about the future. It’s brighter than you think. In Parkinson’s Disease for Dummies, you’ll discover how to keep a positive attitude and lead an active, productive life as this user-friendly, guide pilots you through the important steps toward taking charge of your condition. It helps you: Make sure you have an accurate diagnosis Assemble and work with your health care team Inform others about your condition Choose the most effective medications Establish a diet and exercise regimen Consider surgical options, alternative therapies, and clinical trials Maintain healthy personal and professional relationships Adjust your routine as your PD progresses This one-stop resource provides proven coping skills, first-hand advice, and practical tools, such as worksheets to assess care options, questions to ask doctors, and current listings of care providers.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Can I Tell You about Parkinson s Disease

Can I Tell You about Parkinson s Disease

This illustrated book will be a helpful guide for family, friends and carers and a great starting point for group discussions.

Author: Alan M. Hultquist

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN: 1849059489

Category: Medical

Page: 56

View: 370

Nikolai invites readers to learn about Parkinson's from his perspective, helping them to understand how Parkinson's affects his daily life, why some tasks can be especially challenging for him, and how he can be helped. This illustrated book will be a helpful guide for family, friends and carers and a great starting point for group discussions.
Categories: Medical

Parkinson s Disease in the Older Patient

Parkinson s Disease in the Older Patient

Suitable for general and specialist nurses, this work is also useful to researchers with an interest in Parkinson's disease.

Author: Jeremy R. Playfer

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781846191145

Category: Medical

Page: 410

View: 603

"Parkinson's Disease in the Older Patient, Second Edition" has been fully revised, updated and expanded to include new treatments and entirely new chapters. This authoritative text is written by recognised national specialists in the field and provides accessible, easy-to-read information. The practical and versatile approach comprehensively covers all aspects of treatment, and although it focuses on the older patient, it is also highly relevant for younger patient groups with an emphasis on multidisciplinary assessment and management. Detailed information on the aetiology and pathogenesis of the condition, drug and surgical treatments, sleep disturbances, quality of life and careers is now included, along with the more prevalent older patient issues such as neuropsychiatric disturbances, speech and swallowing problems, balance and falls, and autonomic disturbances. The updates also include new advice on the management and services in primary care, linked to the recent NICE guidelines.With official endorsement from The Parkinson's Disease Academy of the British Geriatrics Society, this new edition is highly recommended for general practitioners, geriatricians, neurologists and psychiatrists. Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dieticians, and psychologists will also find it invaluable. It is suitable for general and specialist nurses, and will be of great use to researchers with an interest in Parkinson's disease.
Categories: Medical

Positively Parkinson s

Positively Parkinson s

Informative, practical and uplifting, this is a book for anyone with Parkinson's and for those who care for and support them.

Author: Ann Andrews

Publisher:

ISBN: 1849054118

Category: Parkinson's disease

Page: 176

View: 736

Informative, practical and uplifting, this is a book for anyone with Parkinson's and for those who care for and support them. It contains answers to almost any question 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 of Parkinson's as well as that of others, Ann Andrews offers accessible 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 resulting 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 needing to adjust their life to Parkinson's.
Categories: Parkinson's disease

Everything You Need to Know about Caregiving for Parkinson s Disease

Everything You Need to Know about Caregiving for Parkinson s Disease

Drawing on firsthand experience, her training as a nurse, and the many stories of others she has helped and counseled over the years, Marie shares her wisdom and advice--practical and emotional.

Author: Lianna Marie

Publisher:

ISBN: 1557539952

Category: Caregivers

Page: 162

View: 354

Caregiving for those who suffer from Parkinson's disease comes with many challenges, from how to deal with guilt and loneliness to avoiding burnout and figuring out what to expect from an unpredictable disease. When giving care, too often caregivers neglect their own well-being. Everything You Need to Know About Caregiving for Parkinson's Disease is not just about caring for your loved one, but also about taking care of yourself. Lianna Marie served as her mother's caregiver for more than twenty years after she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Drawing on firsthand experience, her training as a nurse, and the many stories of others she has helped and counseled over the years, Marie shares her wisdom and advice--practical and emotional. Written accessibly and without jargon, Everything You Need to Know provides an essential resource full of useful information for all caregivers of those with Parkinson's disease.
Categories: Caregivers

The Partner s Guide to Asperger Syndrome

The Partner s Guide to Asperger Syndrome

This book will provide support and encouragement to those in a relationship with someone who has been diagnosed with AS, or who is suspected of having AS, and will also be a useful resource for counsellors and other professionals who wish ...

Author: Susan J. Moreno

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857005669

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 896

Adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often have difficulties acquiring relationship skills due to the defining characteristics of the syndrome, experiences with peers during childhood and adolescence, and the expectations of their partners. However, an increasing number do go on to achieve happy and successful long-term relationships with non-spectrum (NS) partners. This supportive book will give NS partners a better understanding of NS/AS relationships, and of what other NS partners have found to be helpful in terms of better understanding themselves and their partners, and enriching their relationships. Drawing on interviews with over 100 people in NS/AS relationships, as well as on their own experiences of having family members on the autism spectrum, the authors explore the key differences which may impact upon AS/NS relationships, such as communication, social skills, and sensory issues, and offer tried-and-tested advice on how to surmount difficulties and make things work. The book includes chapters on coping with stress and meltdowns, parenting, positive AS qualities and how to use them to their full advantage in a relationship, as well as advice on how the NS partner can ensure that their own needs are met. This book will provide support and encouragement to those in a relationship with someone who has been diagnosed with AS, or who is suspected of having AS, and will also be a useful resource for counsellors and other professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of AS/NS relationships.
Categories: Psychology

Parkinson s Disease

Parkinson s Disease

Advice and Aid for Sufferers of Parkinson's Disease Walter Buchler. you may ...
This is particularly important if you have since then quarrelled with your wife and
she is the offending partner in desertion , separation or divorce . In excluding her
 ...

Author: Walter Buchler

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35558001569058

Category: Parkinson's disease

Page: 79

View: 281

Categories: Parkinson's disease

YOUNG PARKINSON S HANDBOOK

YOUNG PARKINSON S HANDBOOK

While the diagnosis of Parkinson ' s disease has major implications for all who
have the condition , for young onset ... With J . A . , his wife , " did all she could " to
convince him that sticking his head in the sand was not going to help him .

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You Are a Better Parkinson s Disease Caregiver Than You Think

You Are a Better Parkinson s Disease Caregiver Than You Think

The purpose of this book is to equip Parkinson's disease care partners and caregivers with the confidence and skills necessary to enjoy the caregiving years with less struggles and heartache.

Author: Kevin Klos

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 1098322045

Category:

Page: 178

View: 382

Due to the lack of formal training, self-doubt, and conflicting ideas from outside resources, most Parkinson's disease care partners and caregivers struggle and experience frustration in caring for their loved one. The challenges for care partners in the early and intermediate stages as well as the challenges for caregivers in the more advanced stages vary widely. The purpose of this book is to equip Parkinson's disease care partners and caregivers with the confidence and skills necessary to enjoy the caregiving years with less struggles and heartache. In You are a Better Parkinson's Disease Caregiver Than You Think, author Kevin Klos, MD offers practical solutions and applications that he has learned from extensive research from patients and caregivers in his clinical practice as well as his own experiences as a caregiver for his mother with Parkinson's disease. He provides actionable plans that will give you the confidence to be a better caregiver and reduce the guilt that so many individuals experience. Based on Dr. Klos's clinical experience, backed by advice from care partners and caregivers caring for loved ones in all stages of the disease and illustrated by case stories from real caregivers, You are a Better Parkinson's Disease Caregiver Than You think provides and principles and skills that you must learn and master. Your caregiving journey will never be the same.
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Women Doctors Guide to Health Healing

Women Doctors Guide to Health   Healing

Here's what our experts advise to help you cope with Parkinson's disease.
Exercise ... "I advise any woman with Parkinson's to take a multivitamin that
contains all the B vitamins, such as Centrum Silver," says Dr. Marjama-Lyons. Up
your ...

Author: Oxmoor House, Incorporated

Publisher:

ISBN: 084872576X

Category: Health

Page: 544

View: 934

Thousands of tips on hundreds of conditions from women doctors, dietitians, psychologists, nurses, beauty experts, and more. Solve your every health concern with advice from women experts.
Categories: Health

Parkinson s Disease in Focus

Parkinson s Disease in Focus

Older ( typical ) antipsychotic drugs such as phenothiazines and butyrophenones
should not be used in people with Parkinson's disease . They can exacerbate the
motor features of the disease ( Recommendation 65 ) . Atypical antipsychotics ...

Author: Charles Tugwell

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:80722627

Category: Medical

Page: 237

View: 806

This is a concise guide to Parkinson's Disease.As with all other titles in the "In Focus" series, "Parkinson's Disease in Focus" discusses the signs, symptoms, diagnosis of the disease and the management, monitoring, treatment and care of patients.This text enables readers to improve the quality of care provided to patients suffering with Parkinson's Disease by increasing their knowledge and understanding of the clinical management of this condition. The book provides a framework for good practice with particular focus on drug therapy management.
Categories: Medical

Parkinson s Disease Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Understanding the Disease Managing Your Symptoms and Navigating Treatment

Parkinson s Disease Guide for the Newly Diagnosed  Understanding the Disease  Managing Your Symptoms  and Navigating Treatment

Effective and modern treatment strategies for those newly diagnosed with Parkinson's Whether it's you or a family member, receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease can generate emotions of anger, frustration, sadness, and confusion--but ...

Author: Peter Lewitt

Publisher:

ISBN: 1646110447

Category: Family & Relationships

Page:

View: 643

Categories: Family & Relationships

Understanding Parkinson s Disease

Understanding Parkinson s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is on the rise throughout the U.S., and this book offers readers an introduction to its causes, symptoms, and treatments. It is for anyone who suffers from Parkinson’s, or knows and loves someone who does.

Author: Naheed Ali

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442221048

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 646

Parkinson’s disease is on the rise throughout the U.S., and this book offers readers an introduction to its causes, symptoms, and treatments. It is for anyone who suffers from Parkinson’s, or knows and loves someone who does.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Parkinson Handbook

The Parkinson Handbook

A Guide for Parkinson Patients and Their Families National Parkinson
Foundation (U.S.) ... Hypnosis is not an answer for Parkinson's disease . ... Wives
have given the understanding , sympathy , and help to husbands who need care .
On the ...

Author: National Parkinson Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000013278625

Category: Parkinson's disease

Page: 28

View: 874

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Explaining Parkinson s

Explaining Parkinson s

The book gives advice on techniques for coping with diagnosis, finding the right doctors and diets and dealing with the condition and the attendant stress.

Author: Doreen Jarrett

Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

ISBN: 9781847162199

Category: Parkinson's disease

Page: 136

View: 938

Parkinson's Disease, or the onset of Parkinson's, is a very stressful time for those unfortunate enough to suffer it. Often guidance on the subject is conflicting and unclear. Explaining Parkinson's deals with Parkinson's in a sensitive and clear manner and will be of great assistance and comfort to those who read it. The book gives advice on techniques for coping with diagnosis, finding the right doctors and diets and dealing with the condition and the attendant stress.
Categories: Parkinson's disease