300 Tips for Making Life with Parkinson's Disease Easier


Shelley Peterman Schwarz


Filled with tips, techniques, and shortcuts readers will learn basic lessons for conserving time and energy, enabling them to do more of the things they want to do. Throughout the book, specially marked tips are provided for those who provide care and support for people with this disease.

Age in Place: Keep Mom and Dad Safe, Keep You Sane


Lynda G. Shrager


A practical step-by-step, room-by-room guide to simple modifications that can help seniors make their homes safer and easier to navigate, this reference offers readers clear and practical solutions. Author Lynda Shrager is a registered, national board certified occupational therapist, a master’s level social worker and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with more than thirty-seven years’ experience in the field of geriatrics and more than thirteen years working with seniors in their homes. It is this mix of qualification and experience that makes her an expert in adapting the environment to increase patient safety and independence. This book is designed to help seniors and their caregivers address these new challenges together to make life at home safer, more manageable and less stressful for all.

Alter Your Course: Parkinson’s – The Early Years (Links to an external site.)


Monique L. Giroux, M.D., Sierra M. Farris, PA-C

Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal


Larry W. Swanson

At the crossroads of art and science, Beautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ.

Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson's Diseasel.


Jon Palfreman


In his latest book, journalist and friend of the Foundation Jon Palfreman chronicles how scientists have worked to crack the mystery of what was once called the shaking palsy, from the earliest clinical descriptions of tremors, gait freezing and micrographia to the cutting edge of neuroscience, and charts the victories and setbacks of a massive international effort to best the disease. And he shares inspiring stories of brave individuals living with Parkinson's, from a former professional ballet dancer who tricks her body to move freelyagain to a patient who cannot walk but astounds doctors when he is able to ride a bicycle with no trouble at all

Depression and PD: A Non-Drug Treatment Option


Learn the skills that will empower you take control of your mood, worry less and find meaning in
daily life. These skills are modeled on a non-drug therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy, which
has been proven helpful for Parkinson’s-related depression.

Every Victory Counts® Manual - Davis Phinney Foundation


Davis Phinney Foundation


It is possible to live well with Parkinson’s disease and even to improve how you feel. This manual is part of a program designed to help you take an active role in your treatment by Increasing your understanding of Parkinson’s and its effects on your body.
Get it free from DPF or on this site here

HOPE: Four Keys to a Better Quality of Life for Parkinson’s People (Links to an external site.)


Hal Newsom and Craig Howard

Lucky Man: A Memoir (Links to an external site.)


Michael J Fox

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My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s (Graphic Medicine)


Peter Dunlap-Shohl


How does one deal with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at the age of forty-three? My Degeneration, by former Anchorage Daily News staff cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl, answers the question with humor and passion, recounting the author’s attempt to come to grips with the “malicious whimsy” of this chronic, progressive, and disabling disease.

Parkinson’s? You’re kidding me, right?: One woman’s unshakeable belief in overcoming a shaky diagnosis


Sheryl Jedlinski

In this book, journalist Sheryl Jedlinski tells the story of her 20-year journey with Parkinson’s disease in a way that empowers readers to face this degenerative neurological disease with courage, grace, and dignity.

Perseverance: The Seven Skills You Need to Survive, Thrive, and Accomplish More Than You Ever Imagined


Tim Hague


The irritating tremor in his foot turned out to be early onset Parkinson's disease. He was only 46 years old. But what seemed to be an end became a new beginning. Just three years later, Hague won the inaugural The Amazing Race Canada (with his son, Tim Jr., as his teammate). His remarkable life story shows that perseverance is not just a matter of willpower: it is a skill that can be learned and honed.

Sleep - A Mind Guide to Parkinson’s Disease


Sleep is essential for overall health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, problems with sleep and alertness are
common in Parkinson’s disease (PD). It is likely that you will experience poor sleep and/or impaired daytime alertness at some point in the course of your disease – maybe you already have. 40 page PDF file.

Support Group Guide - for new and experienced support group facilitators


Parkinson's Foundation

You share our mission to make life better for people affected by Parkinson’s, so we offer this manual to answer some of your questions about starting and maintaining a Parkinson’s support group. We collaborated with our Chapters and experienced support group leaders, drawing on their wealth of practical wisdom to address many of the questions we’ve heard from current and potential support group facilitators around
the country.

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