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Paperback The First Year: Parkinson's Disease: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Book

ISBN: 1569243727

ISBN13: 9781569243725

The First Year: Parkinson's Disease: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

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Parkinson's disease -- a chronic disorder that causes a progressive loss of nerve cell function in the part of the brain that controls muscle movement--is an incurable neurological condition with debilitating symptoms. Over 1.5 million Americans are affected, and the numbers continue to grow. From the first moment of her Parkinson's diagnosis, author Jackie Christensen took charge and educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert,"...

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Most helpful!

This book has been the most helpful to me so far. I was diagnosed 3 years ago, but my symptoms have not progressed rapidly. She revealed to me many ways to help my attitude, my relationship with my wife, and how to deal with everyday living. She also has prepared me for some things which may come in the future. It is a MUST read for anyone who has been recently diagnosed.

Best book on the topic yet

As the wife of a 'new' Parkinson's patient (diagnosed last year) I've been going through the books on this subject like they were water. This is the first book that I've found that answered my questions and gave me a list of resources to go to. There are so many variables to this insidious disease, and trying to learn about it is hard work. This book has turned out to be an absolute gold mine for me.

The First Year-Parkinson's Disease: An Essential Guide For The Newly Diagnosed

I think this book was absolutely wonderful. It answered many questions for my husband, and our family. It was written in a kind and compassionate way, but telling the truth. I bought it and sent it to several relatives.

Eye opening and comprehensive

The First Year- Parkinson's was easy to understand. The use of personal accounts, some emtional situations and sprinkled with humor throughout, helped to make a connection with this reader. The wide range of relationships affected by a chronic illness were clearly identified by Ms. Christensen. I strongly encourage you to read this helpful and insightful book whether you are a "Parkie", know someone who is, or are in the healthcare field and have contact with "Parkies", this book will open your eyes.

A Must For Your Library.

This book has, under one cover, all the info we received via pamphlets and verbally over the past eleven years since diagnosis. It is exceptionally well researched, and more importantly, is an honest sharing of the ups and downs which only a patient of Parkinson's can reveal. A handy reference which will support the PD patient and care partner in advocating for the best treatment available.
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