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The Best Books for Parkinson’s Caregivers

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When a senior parent, grandparent, or family member is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, one of the best things you can do as a caregiver is to learn as much as possible about the disease. Knowing the symptoms, what to expect in each stage, and cognitive and behavioral changes can ensure that your loved one is comfortable, safe, and able to maintain as much of his or her regular routine as possible. Start by checking out these great books about Parkinson’s, recommended by Home Care Assistance of El Dorado Hills.

Title: Navigating Life with Parkinson’s Disease
Author(s): Sotirios Parashos, Rose Wichmann (ISBN: 978-0199897780)

As its title suggests, Navigating Life with Parkinson’s Disease is a guide for families that provides some of the latest research about the disease, available treatment options, and other ways to promote safe and healthy lifestyles. Families are provided with practical advice that helps them plan for the future, and “hot topics” are easily labeled throughout the book for quick reference.

Title: Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease
Author(s): Dr. Laurie Mischley (ISBN: 978-1603810432)

Your loved one’s doctor may recommend or prescribe medications to help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s, but that doesn’t mean treatment options end there. Dr. Laurie Mischely, one of the best-known Naturopathic Parkinson’s experts in the country, provides a science-based guide that covers various all-natural supplements, diet modifications, and lifestyle changes that can promote healthy living with Parkinson’s. Her inspirational words and proven success give patients and families hope.

Title: Delay the Disease – Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease
Author(s): David Zid, Jackie Russell (ISBN: 978-1424332083)

The authors of Delay the Disease, David Zid and Jackie Russell, have experience in health and fitness and collaborated with an orthopedic surgeon with Parkinson’s to create this great guide for exercising with Parkinson’s. The exercises outlined in this book are easy to perform with or without help, and can empower patients to retake control of their lives, living with as much independence as possible.

Title: Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
Author(s): Michael S Okun MD (ISBN: 978-1481854993)

Recognized as a successful neurologist and a leading researcher, author Dr. Okun shares experiences that he’s had with patients and their families to provide relevant insight and wisdom in regards to the care process. Along with the physical signs that seniors and families should look for, he covers he psychological side effects of the disease and how to best plan for, cope with, and overcome such challenges with independence and dignity.
Title: Parkinson’s Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families
Author(s): William J. Weiner, Lisa M. Shulman, Anthony E. Lang (ISBN: 978-0801885457)

With vast experience and knowledge in how to successfully treat patients with Parkinson’s, the authors of Parkinson’s Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families, emphasize the importance of creating a strong and trusting relationship between the patient and his or her doctor. They also provide up-to-date information on how the disease affects the brain and what symptoms will result so the best care can be provided by families.

For more information about caring for a senior loved one with Parkinson’s, reach out to Home Care Assistance of El Dorado Hills. We are a trusted and local home care provider that offers specialized El Dorado Parkinson’s care on an hourly or live-in basis. Call us at 916-358-3801 and request your complimentary, no-obligation consultation today.