Books


New Website section for Books

A new section of the website is being developed.  The Book section will list books that people have found helpful.  You can see the books so far here or by clicking the “Books” post category on the right.    


Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease

Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease  by Jon Palfreman A star science journalist with Parkinson’s reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson’s, and doctors, researchers, and patients continue to hunt for a cure. In Brain Storms, the award-winning journalist Jon Palfreman tells their story, a story that became his […]


Everybody Has a Window and Aisle Seat: Choosing a Positive Approach to Parkinson’s Disease

Everybody Has a Window and Aisle Seat: Choosing a Positive Approach to Parkinson’s Disease by Mary Huston McLendon  Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease almost two decades ago, Mary Huston relates how she confronted it in a straightforward manner, and refused to give up or play a passive role in her treatment and wellbeing. Her stories describing her long journey will have you laughing […]


Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello Life!: The Gyro-Kinetic Method for Eliminating Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Good Health

Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello Life!: The Gyro-Kinetic Method for Eliminating Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Good Health by Alex Kerten and David Brinn   Parkinson’s Disease, a disorder of the central nervous system, affects 1 million people in America and 10 million worldwide. In Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello Life! Alex Kerten presents his breakthrough holistic technique that combines dance therapy, behavior modification, and martial arts, […]


Parkinson’s Diva: A Woman’s Guide to Parkinson’s Disease

Jul 2, 2015 by Maria De Leon MD Parkinson’s disease affects all sides of you: your inside, your outside, and your “right” side—that is, the side where you feel positive, balanced, and beautiful. How do you find that edge when you’re not feeling very sharp at all? Parkinson’s Diva is a personal and professional accounting of a young Parkinson’s doctor’s experience with […]


The Every Victory Counts® Manual – Davis Phinney Foundation

Essential Information and Inspiration for a Lifetime of Wellness Unique in the world of Parkinson’s resources, the Every Victory Counts® manual gives people living with Parkinson’s – and their caregivers and family members – the tools they need to take control of their own Parkinson’s treatment through a proactive approach to self-care. Click to read and/or download the book as a PDF […]


Thumbs Up!: Staying Positive with Parkinson’s Disease

 This book is an easy to read account of how I maintain a positive outlook despite dealing with Parkinson’s Disease over the past 19 years. I am hoping it helps others with Parkinson’s or some other debilitating disease. If nothing else I hope that those who read it get a few laughs. I think people will find this book enjoyable and finish […]


The New Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Book: Partnering with Your Doctor To Get the Most from Your Medications

The fundamental guide to the most effective treatments for Parkinson’s Disease, from a Mayo Clinic doctor with thirty years of clinical and research experience. In this second edition follow-up to the extremely successful first edition, Dr. Ahlskog draws on thirty years of clinical experience to present the definitive guide to dealing with all aspects of Parkinson’s Disease, from treatment options and side […]


Everything You Need to Know About Parkinson’s Disease

Written in plain, easy-to-understand language, this book teaches you everything you need to know to about Parkinson’s Disease, without you guessing or searching endlessly for answers to your biggest questions. This book is the result of 25 years experience and research in living a life with Parkinson’s Disease. It’s chock-full of vital facts, helpful hints and critical information… all in one easy […]


Prepare for Your Hospital Stay Worksheet

Prepare for Your Hospital Stay Worksheet — Information regarding medications, symptoms and advanced directives in preparation for your hospital stay. Also included is a list of what to inform, ask and know during your hospitalization. View/Download the worksheet here