From the Publisher

"Being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease can be distressing, and adjusting to the effects of the disease can be difficult. The second edition of Parkinson's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier will help readers lead a remarkably unlimited life. 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. By adapting their routine, making their homes more accessible, and keeping a positive outlook, readers will have the power to take control of their life and rise above the challenges of PD. This book features tips to help readers:

Streamline daily activitiesBecome organized and work smarterFind ways to stay involved and in touchDiscover local, state, and national resourcesBecome more independent

This book will empower readers as they face the future. Parkinson's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, 2nd Edition is an indispensable resource for patients, family, friends and caregivers. ";"Contents: Basic Concepts for Living with Parkinson's Disease. Staying Positive While Living With Parkinson's Disease; Basic Concepts For People Who Help People With PD; Resources. Making Your Home Safe and Accessible. Light and Light Switches; Safety; Doorknobs, Doors, and Doorways; Under Lock and Key; Ramps, Railings, Stairs, and Grab Bars; The Kitchen; The Bathroom; The Bedroom; Furniture and Floor Coverings; Resources. Looking Good, Feeling Better. Grooming; Choosing the Right Clothing; Dressing Tips; Dressing Aids and Simple Clothing Adaptations; Hosiery and Footwear; Resources. Communicating. Speaking Tips; Using Technology to Aid in Spoken Communication; Writing Tips; Keeping the Lines of Communication Open; Resources. Managing Mealtime Madness. In the Kitchen; Eating and Drinking Tips for People with Swallowing Difficulties; Resources. Empowering Yourself. Mobility and Exercise; Leisure and Recreational Activities; Improving Memory and Concentration. Handling Medical Issues. Record Keeping and Research; Doctors' Appointments; Medications; Managing Your Home Health Care; Resources. Getting Out and About. Errands and Outings; Car and Driving; Travel. Index.";"This [new] version, which has been updated to include new products and developments, concentrates on the person with PD, giving him or her easy-to-follow ideas organized by subject in a portable format...Schwartz's own experiences with multiple sclerosis make her sensitive to the needs for people with PD to be informed about their own needs and connected with those around them. -- Book News

""The second edition updates and expands on ways to streamline daily activities and...make life less stressful... In a caring tone, she advocates independence and self-reliance."" -- Parkinson's Disease Update

""A book filled with tips that will help you make life easier for someone you care about or for yourself. This book begins with the basic concepts of living with PD and proceeds to help you with such subjects as home safety, grooming, communication, mealtimes, exercise, medication, and also broaches the subject of cars and driving."" -- The Nashville News

""A collection of tried-and-true techniques, shortcuts, and resources to help patients and their caregivers. Arranged in categories of daily activities for easy reference, the book covers everything from 'Making Your Home Safe and Accessible' to 'Looking Good and Feeling Better.'"" -- Fifty Plus

""Her advice on making a home safe and accessible for those with the disease could be applicable to others with limited mobility. The book offers tips, techniques, shortcuts, and resources useful to those who have the disease, as well as their family, friends and caregivers."" -- Orange County Home


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ISBN: 9781932603538
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