By Glenna Wotton Atwood
The long-awaited replace to the definitive advisor to effectively residing with Parkinson's disease
Known for its upbeat, informative, and inspirational advice, residing good with Parkinson's features a wealth of up to date clinical info for Parkinson's victims, who quantity over 1 million within the U.S. by myself. mixed with the author's poignant own account of her personal struggles with the affliction, this re-creation good points assurance of pallidotomy (a new surgical technique), the dramatic implications of modern genetic learn, and new medications and treatments. The ebook additionally comprises tips about facing social prone and elder legislation, protecting a favorable perspective, dealing with matters with spouses and youngsters, and discovering help groups.
Glenna Wotton Atwood, a former domestic economics instructor from Maine, lived with Parkinson's for over 20 years till her loss of life in 1998.
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If you notice that your handwriting decreases rapidly in size (a common problem among people with Parkinson’s), try this trick: stop writing, pick up your arm, wiggle your fingers, and start writing again. Use wide-lined paper to guide your writing. Is grocery shopping a hassle for you? You may want to shop during off-hours—early in the morning, for example—to avoid crowds and lines. Have you checked to see if you qualify for Meals on Wheels? Just as there are many ways to make life easier in the home, you can also reduce frustration in the car.
Ask the salesperson to show you equipment that’s useful for people with Parkinson’s. Did you know that some major department stores also have catalogs with special aids and special clothing? ) Do you have a telephone beside your bed? That’s an important place to have one. If you have difficulty speaking loudly enough, you may want to obtain a device from the telephone company that will amplify your telephone voice. ) Another convenience is a speakerphone, which you do not have to hold; it leaves your hands free.
Jar lids wouldn’t come off or go back on. Manufacturers seemed as if they were out to get me, with bottles covered by child-proof caps, cereal boxes and dry goods sealed with unyielding glue, and other containers double-locked with tough, extra packaging seals. I knew that all of these closures were designed for added safety, but, oh! The frustration! To make matters worse, I began to trip on steps and curbs that I could see perfectly clearly. My hand shook a little, so that finer skills, such as writing, became difficult.
Living Well with Parkinson's by Glenna Wotton Atwood