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Thousands of members of MyParkinsonsTeam connect with one another and read each other's stories to gain perspective and validation about living with Parkinson's disease. Another way to discover how to live better with Parkinson's is through books written by people who have this condition. We combed through member book recommendations and collected a list of the most popular.
1. Fighting Parkinson's and Winning: A memoir of my recovery from Parkinson's Disease by Howard Shifke
Howard Shifke went into complete remission from his Parkinson's disease, according to his doctors who observed all of his symptoms disappear after many years. Fascinating and inspirational, this book is a must-read for everyone living with Parkinson's.
2. Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain by Jarem Sawatsky
Written for those experiencing the early stages of neurodegeneration, this book is a brand new perspective of mindfulness and meditation to slow the aging brain.
3. Parkinson’s? You’re kidding me, right?: One woman’s unshakeable belief in overcoming a shaky diagnosis! by Sheryl Jedlinski
This humorous and lighthearted memoir of Jedlinski's 20 years with Parkinson's shows us how to live life with a neurodegenerative disease with positivity and internal strength. It is an essential read for patients, families, caregivers, and clinicians. 4. Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease by Sotirios Parashos, Rose Wichmann, and contributor Todd Melby This all-encompassing guide for all things Parkinson's: up to date information, common misunderstandings, hot topics, and patient stories.
Check out some book recommendations and favorites from Members of MyParkinsonsTeam:
"I've been reading The China Study and taking note of a possible link between diet and PD. Over a year and a half ago, I became vegan and have made my diet even closer to the whole foods, plant-based diet it espouses."
"I do believe that exercise and reading have truly helped me to slow progression."
What book about Parkinson's disease do wish you knew about when you were first diagnosed? Share in the comments below!
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