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Parkinson's Disease: A Guide to Online Resources: Books & More

The information in this guide is recommended for Parkinson's Disease patients and their care givers.


Jedlinski, Sheryl. Parkinson’s? You’re kidding me, right?: One woman’s unshakeable belief in overcoming a shaky diagnosis! Konoso LLC; Palatine, IL., 2018.

Journalist Sheryl Jedlinski is Sharing the knowledge, coping strategies, and experiences that have helped her live well with Parkinson’s. She also uses her humorous adventures to address adjustments that must be made to enjoy a full, productive life.

Sadan, Alona Golan . Parkinson’s? You Must be Joking! Copyrighted by Alona Golan Sadan, 2018.

An absolute must for those diagnosed with Parkinson's, family members, friends, and professionals.

Shifk, Howard. Fighting Parkinson's...and Winning: A memoir of my recovery from Parkinson's Disease. CreateSpace, 2017.

The memoir tells the story of what it was like for Howard to live day-to-day with Parkinson’s, getting through the daily challenges and misgivings as well as how he looked toward the future with hope.

Schechter, Steven H; Cram, David L. Understanding Parkinson's Disease: A Self-Help Guide (3rd edition), 2017.

These authors are qualified to understand the concerns of a patient. Steven Schechter, M.D., is a neurologist who has treated thousands of patients with Parkinson's disease, and David Cram, M.D., lived with the disease himself. The book covers topics including: diagnosis, symptoms and stages, the emotional side of PD—conquering fear and denial, choosing the right health care team, drug therapy—medications and how they work, surgical options, deep brain stimulation, the importance of exercise, coping with day-to-day problems, and care for caregivers.

Vine, John M. A. Parkinson's Primer: An Indispensable Guide to Parkinson's Disease for Patients and Their Families. Paul Dry Books, Philadelphia, PA.,2017.

An indispensable guide, authored by a Parkinson's patient which is informative and inspiring.

Parashos, S.; Wichmann, R.; Melby,T. Navigating Life with Parkinson's Disease. Oxford University Press, 2012.

In this guide, the authors discuss the available treatments with practical advice on managing the disease in the long term. The readers will find answers to many questions that could clarify the misunderstandings related to the disease.

Ahlskog, J. Eric. Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia: Patient, Family, and Clinician Working Together for Better Outcome. Oxford University Press, 2013.

In Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia, Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog draws on 30 years of clinical and research work at Mayo Clinic to arm patients and families with crucial information that will enable them to work in tandem with their doctors.

Well Being

Okun, Michael S. Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life. CreateSpace, Independent Publishing Platform; 1 ed. 2013.

This is an excellent resource for patients with Parkinson's disease, their family members or those caring for  people with Parkinson's disease. A must read!

Zid, David. Delay the Disease-Exercise and Parkinson's Disease. 2nd Edition. Ohiohealth, 2017. Also available in DVD.

OhioHealth Delay the Disease creator and author David Zid, along with co-founder Jackie Russell offer a highly anticipated revised edition of their original book and DVD, Delay the Disease Exercise and Parkinson s Disease.

Le Verrier, R.; Sudarsky, L. Yoga for Movement Disorders: Rebuilding Strength, Balance, and Flexibility for Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia. LYMYoga, 2012.

A practical guide to applying yoga to daily activities.

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