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Parkinson's Disease For Dummies
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2007
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After having read several books regarding Parkinson's Disease, I found that this was one of the most clearly written, comprehensive books I've read on the topic. It starts with a definition of the disease and then discusses such areas as emotions, health care, diet and exercise, family members' concerns, and medical options (and more!)

One of the most helpful sections dicusses the importance of managing and overcoming mental obstacles patients experience and how to cope with them. Its positive tone offers practical advice to patients as well as caregivers in every stage of the disease.

As a PD patient, I'm glad to have this book in my collection and know that I'll be referring to it often.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2007
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As a person with Parkinson's Disease (PWP), I am always on the lookout for sources of information that help me live my life to the fullest while dealing with the increasing number of challenges that the disease presents. Parkinson's Disease for Dummies is the best book I have found for under $100.00!

Parkinson's disease is an expensive disease. . . . . I've gone into the "donut hole" already this year and will do so every year in the future. Thank You to the authors and publishers who have created this wonderful, affordable resource available to PWP.

A copy of Parkinson's Disease for Dummies, should be should be in the hands of all Parkinson's patients, families, caregivers and doctors!

Note: To increase the accessibility of this book take it to place like Kinko's, have them slice off the binding and rebind it with a plastic coil spine. The new binding will allow the user to have the book open flat when put on desk or table.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2008
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Essential reading. Dr. wisely recommended it. I'm certain it reduced my list of questions drastically. First time I bought a "Dummies" book for a health issue. Fabulous idea. Read this before investing in any other PD related books. I purchased Delay the Disease at the same time, money I could have saved. The exercise section in Dummies is far superior.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on May 19, 2007
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As with all "for Dummies" books, this one is factual, informative, easy to read and written so a lay person can understand it. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has or knows someone who has Parkinsons. It answers a lot of questions about the disease and it put my mind to rest about a lot of things that were bothering me. It answered questions I hadn't asked yet!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 8, 2008
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Extremely comprehensive and detailed book on Parkinsons Disease(PD). One of the best I've read so far. My Father has PD and I read anything I can get my hands on. This has everything from helpful exercises specifically for PD, to dressing tips, to a ton of resources on the computer. Also inlcudes chapters for the Caregiver (which is very important) and chapters for breaking the news to children (both young and old), siblings, etc. Tons of useful information within the book and than other
resources to go to. If I had to pick one book to buy for PD thus far, it would be Parkinsons Disease for Dummies. You won't be dissapointed.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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I'm only about half-way through the book, but as one who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease I find this book very helpful. At first I wondered, with it being a "dummy" book.... but in this case it doesn't make fun of the ailment - rather educates the reader starting at the most basic level and building from there. I look forward to reading the second-half.... and I highly recommend this book to someone newly diagnosed with PD, also for a caretaker or family member.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2010
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This is a straightforward presentation of what you (and perhaps others in your life) need to know about Parkinson's. It's very basic, and not particularly inspirational. Nevertheless, facts are facts -- and you'll find them here. Some of the situations I'd like to know more about are not covered in a lot of detail. But it's comprehensive, and touches on many aspects of the disease.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2010
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We were first introduced to this book through our local library. Liked it so much, we bought it through Amazon. There's a lot written about PD and we've read most of it. There are plenty of websites dedicated to Parkinson's. But it's nice to have one book that concisely addresses the disease. It's honest, not too preachy, and appears accurate. What more would a 63 year old man with Parkinson's want?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2013
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Although the title ("For Dummies") is not my favorite...the book is wonderful. It gives so many helpful thoughts and ideas. The description of Parkinson's Disease is very down to earth (and caused me to set the book aside for a day or so) but the book is also ENCOURAGING!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2012
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This Dummies book, along with their other titles in the Dummies collection offers valuable and insightful information. My aunt was diagnosed with the disease a number of years ago and it helped me understand her condition a little bit better. She has been doing better since reading Parkinsons Disease (Parkinson's Disease & Forced Exercise). This along with the Dummies book should be required reading for anybody that has or knows anybody with Parkinson's Disease.
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