Best Parkinson's Disease Books
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1. No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality
Author: by Michael J. Fox
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives, by actor and advocate Michael J.Fox. The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P.
Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such as The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping find a cure through The Michael J.
Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the world’s leading non-profit funder of PD science. His two previous bestselling memoirs, Lucky Man and Always Looking Up, dealt with how he came to terms with the illness, all the while exhibiting his iconic optimism.
His new memoir reassesses this outlook, as events in the past decade presented additional challenges. In No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality.
2. SIBO Made Simple: 90 Healing Recipes and Practical Strategies to Rebalance Your Gut for Good
Author: by Phoebe Lapine
If you’re one of the 25 to 45 million Americans living with IBS, finding an accurate diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately good health can feel like an impossible mystery. SIBO Made Simple brings you answers. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a common cause of unwanted bloating, abdominal pain, weight fluctuations, and GI distress.
In this guide for achieving long-term healing, health advocate, chef, and SIBO sufferer Phoebe Lapine covers everything you need to know about SIBO and how to thrive in spite of it. Lapine answers all your questions, from what SIBO is (and what it isn’t) to related conditions (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Celiac disease, and more) to practical strategies for on-going prevention.
With expert medical advice from dozens of top SIBO practitioners, SIBO Made Simple provides resources for all phases of treatment, offering a clear culinary road map that can be customized to fit a large variety of gut-healing diets, such as the Bi-Phasic Diet, GAPS, SCD, SIBO Specific Food Guide, and more.
3. Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life (Genius Living, 1)
Author: by Max Lugavere
New York Times BestsellerDiscover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat and change the way your brain ages, in this cutting-edge, practical guide to eliminating brain fog, optimizing brain health, and achieving peak mental performance from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere.
After his mother was diagnosed with a mysterious form of dementia, Max Lugavere put his successful media career on hold to learn everything he could about brain health and performance. For the better half of a decade, he consumed the most up-to-date scientific research, talked to dozens of leading scientists and clinicians around the world, and visited the country’s best neurology departmentsall in the hopes of understanding his mother’s condition.
Now, in Genius Foods, Lugavere presents a comprehensive guide to brain optimization. He uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain functions, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a balanced mood.
4. Chronic: The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and How to Get Healthy Again
Author: by Steven Phillips
Autoimmune disease and chronic illness is a global pandemic.What is fueling it? In this timely book, Steven Phillips, MD, and his former patient, Sony singer-songwriter Dana Parish, reveal striking evidence that a broad range of common infections, from COVID-19 to Lyme and many others, cause a variety of autoimmune, psychiatric, and chronic conditions.
Chronic explores the science behind what makes them difficult to diagnose and treat, debunks widely held beliefs by doctors and patients alike, and provides solutions that empower sufferers to reclaim their lives. Dr. Phillips was already an internationally renowned physician specializing in complex, chronic diseases when he became a patient himself.
After nearly dying from his own mystery illness, he experienced firsthand the medical community’s ignorance about the pathogens that underlie a deep spectrum of serious conditionsfrom fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus, to depression, anxiety, OCD and neurodegenerative disorders.
5. Principles of Neural Science, Sixth Edition
Author: by Eric Kandel
The gold standard of neuroscience textsupdated with hundreds of brand-new images and fully revised content in every chapterDoody’s Core Titles for 2021! For more than 40 years, Principles of Neural Science has helped readers understand the link between the human brain and behavior.
As the renowned text has shown, all behavior is an expression of neural activity and the future of both clinical neurology and psychiatry is dependent on the progress of neural science. Fully updated, this sixth edition of the landmark reference reflects the latest research, clinical perspectives, and advances in the field.
It offers an unparalleled perspective on the the current state and future of neural science. This new edition features:Unmatched coverage of how the nerves, brain, and mind functionNEW chapters on: – The Computational Bases of Neural Circuits that Mediate Behavior – Brain-Machine Interfaces – Decision-Making and ConsciousnessNEW section on the neuroscientific principles underlying the disorders of the nervous systemExpanded coverage of the different forms of human memoryHighly detailed chapters on stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis2,200 images, including 300 new color illustrations, diagrams, radiology studies, and PET scansPrinciples of Neural Science, Sixth Edition benefits from a cohesive organization, beginning with an insightful overview of the interrelationships between the brain, nervous system, genes, and behavior.
6. Living with Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Caregivers
Author: by Michael Okun
An optimistic guide from an expert author and the world authority on Parkinson’s disease. Worldwide, there are more than 10 million people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). In the US alone, approximately one million Americans live with PD and approximately 60,000 more are diagnosed each year.
Internationally renowned as both a neurologist and a leading researcher, Dr. Okun has been referred to as “the voice” of these patients and a world authority on Parkinson’s disease. His positive and optimistic approach has helped countless people manage their symptoms and achieve happiness despite them.
This approach, detailed in his new book, Living with Parkinson’s Disease, is a critical resource for Parkinson’s disease patients and their families. Presented in a friendly and easy-to-understand way, this book addresses PD-related issues and symptoms along with emerging therapies.
In each chapter, Dr. Okun offers patients the necessary tools to manage their disease and to ultimately find joy and fulfilment in their lives.
7. Finding the Light in Dementia: A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers
Author: by Dr. Jane M Mullins
It’s absolutely amazing, I think it should be compulsory reading for everybody at the start of dementia. I wish it had been around when my husband first started developing it Elizabeth Cox, Wife & CaregiverWant to reconnect with your loved one living with dementia?
Learn what to say & do from a Dementia Nurse Specialist & care with confidence.’Finding the Light in Dementia: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers’ is the essential self-help book that helps you know what to say and do when caring for your loved one/care partnerProviding chapters on: What to do following a diagnosis Positive ways of communicating together Using life stories & activities to stimulate memories & communication How to be content & safe at home Tips for sleeping, eating & drinking How to provide personal care without resistance How to respond to changes in moods & behaviour Learn how to avoid distress Caring for yourself as caregiverIt offers valuable approaches, tips & suggestions interspersed with caregiver stories that help the reader learn to care for & stay connected with their care partner.
8. Blood Pressure Down: The 10-Step Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks–Without Prescription Drugs
Author: by Janet Bond Brill PhD RD
Three Rivers Press
For the nearly 78 million Americans with hypertension, a safe, effective lifestyle planincorporating the DASH diet principles and much morefor lowering blood pressure naturallyIf you have high blood pressure, you’re not alone: nearly a third of adult Americans have been diagnosed with hypertension, and another quarter are well on their way.
Yet a whopping 56 percent of diagnosed patients do not have it under control.The good news? Hypertension is easily treatable (and preventable), and you can take action today to bring your blood pressure down in just four weekswithout the potential dangers and side effects of prescription medications.
In Blood Pressure Down, Janet Bond Brill distills what she’s learned over decades of helping her patients lower their blood pressure into a ten-step lifestyle plan that’s manageable for anyone. You’ll: harness the power of blood pressure power foods like bananas, spinach, and yogurt start a simple regimen of exercise and stress reduction stay on track with checklists, meal plans, and more than fifty simple recipesEasy, effective, safeand deliciousBlood Pressure Down is the encouraging resource that empowers you, or your loved ones, to lower your blood pressure and live a longer, heart-healthy life.
9. Fighting Parkinson's…and Winning: A memoir of my recovery from Parkinson's Disease
Author: by Howard Shifke
“After reading this book and following Howard’s recipe for some time now, I can only say this book is worth each and every word. It is highly valuable and, by the way, I feel much better now and my symptoms have almost disappear so far.
I recommend to anyone who is seeking some alternative path to his treatment on Parkinson’s.” Amazon Kunde, Amazon Verified Purchaser. “Howard’s Recipe For Recovery is a breath of fresh air; If you do the recipe you will be on the road to recovery, the same road the cured walked before us, six of them so far in the past seven years.
How full of hope is that?! The first sign that things were turning around for me was that my sense of smell came back after twenty years. Now where before there was despair I’m so thankful to have hope and the means to make it happen…
Now there are tears of joy! It’s a great book…Don’t miss it! Hope fulfilled is priceless and it’s in your hand. Buy the book!!!!” Thomas J., Amazon Verified Purchaser. “This book is the fascinating story of his recovery, and the recovery of others over the years afterwards, using his RecipeAlthough there are a few individual, poorly substantiated claims of curing Parkinson’s, this is the only one I know of that has cured multiple identified individuals of this incurable disease.
10. The New Parkinson's Disease Treatment Book: Partnering with Your Doctor To Get the Most from Your Medications
Author: by J. Eric Ahlskog PhD MD
Oxford University Press
The fundamental guide to the most effective treatments for Parkinson’s Disease, from a Mayo Clinic doctor with thirty years of clinical and research experience. In this second edition follow-up to the extremely successful first edition, Dr. Ahlskog draws on thirty years of clinical experience to present the definitive guide to dealing with all aspects of Parkinson’s Disease, from treatment options and side effects to the impact of the disease on caregiversand family.
Dr. Ahlskog’s goal is to educate patients so that they can better team up with their doctors to do battle with the disease, streamlining the decision-making process and enhancing their treatment. To do this, Dr. Ahlskog offers a gold mine of information, distilled from his years ofexperience treating people with Parkinson’s at the Mayo Clinic.
In addition to providing a comprehensive account of Parkinson’s medications, this book also examines additional aspects of treatment, such as the role of nutrition, exercise, and physical therapy. Although many commendable texts have been written on the subject of Parkinson’s Disease, their discussions of treatment have not been in depth.
11. The Complete Guide for People With Parkinson’s Disease and Their Loved Ones
Author: by Lianna Marie
Purdue University Press
A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is as disorienting as it is devastating. The Complete Guide for People With Parkinson’s Disease and Their Loved Ones helps make sense of what comes next and what can be done, not just for those suffering from the disease but for their family and friends as well.
A trained nurse and primary caregiver for her mother, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, Lianna Marie draws upon over twenty years of education, research, and direct experience. Written in straightforward and easily accessible language, this essential guide aims to help patients better understand their role in their treatment so that they may continue to lead happy and hopeful lives.
Topics covered include nutrition and exercise, alternative and complementary therapies, medication and treatment, and what caregivers can do to help. Written by an international expert on Parkinson’s who has confronted the disease firsthand, The Complete Guide serves as the go-to book for comprehensive, easy-to-understand information for all Parkinson’s patients and their loved ones.
12. What's Missing from Medicine: Six Lifestyle Changes to Overcome Chronic Illness
Author: by Saray Stancic
In the fall of 1995, Dr. Saray Stancic was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. By 2003, she walked regularly with a cane, had given up virtually all unnecessary physical activity, and was on numerous medications, all with horrible side effects. After stumbling upon some studies that linked MS outcomes to diet and lifestyle, Dr. Stancic undertook a radically different approach to managing her illness.
Within a relatively short time period she was off all MS medications, walking normally, resumed dancing, and in 2010 she ran a marathon! Today she lives an active, symptom free life, and takes no medications for multiple sclerosis. Now, in What’s Missing from Medicine: Six Lifestyle Changes to Overcome Chronic Illness, Dr. Stancic shares her own inspiring story and explains the incredible power that specific lifestyle changes can have for those living with chronic illness.
Her prescription to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis, and many others, is what readers will find in this book. Dr. Stancic is also highly critical of the medical community’s lack of success when it comes to treating chronic illness, and that’s why What’s Missing from Medicine is both a prescription for a better life for each of us, as well as a clarion call for the medical establishment to make these lifestyle changes an integral part of the practice of medicine.
13. Parkinson's Disease Guide for the Newly Diagnosed: Understanding the Disease, Managing Your Symptoms, and Navigating Treatment
Author: by Peter LeWitt MD
Effective and modern treatment strategies for those newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s Whether it’s you or a family member, receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can generate emotions of anger, frustration, sadness, and confusionbut you’re not in this fight alone. Parkinson’s Disease for the Newly Diagnosed is one of the most helpful Parkinson’s disease books, giving you the tools to conquer those feelings of being overwhelmed and helping you to be better prepared for life post-diagnosis.
In one of the most extensive, up-to-date Parkinson’s disease books, you’ll find resources for maintaining realistic optimism while living with Parkinson’s disease. With helpful information and advice from how to build a community and patient-caregiver relationships, to assembling your primary care team and more, there’s practical advice for addressing what life will be like moving forward.
This standout among Parkinson’s disease books includes: Set expectationsGo beyond other Parkinson’s disease books with an in-depth overview of all the stages from early to advanced. Tailored for youUse strategies for managing your symptoms that are straightforward and specifically designed for the newly diagnosed.
14. Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: A guide for people with dementia and those who care for them
Author: by Dr. Jonathon Graff-Radford M.D.
Mayo Clinic Press
It can be terrifying to witness a loved one’s cognitive decline. But for millions of families around the world, that fear becomes reality year after year. Researchers estimate that more than 150 million people around the world could be living with dementia by 2050.
While there is currently no known cure for dementia, Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias combines the latest research on preventive methods, current treatment options, and advice for living well with dementia, to help those affected by the disease.
Traditionally, very little has been known about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementias. But recent advances in medical research shine a light on information previously unknown about these debilitating diseases. In the seventh edition of Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, expert neurologists from the Mayo Clinic organize this new research into a thorough and digestible guidebook that provides caregivers with the most up-to-date information regarding the disease.
15. Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood
Author: by Dave Parker
For that period of time, he was the greatest player of my generation. Keith Hernandez Dave Parker was one of the biggest and most badass baseball players of the late twentieth century. He stood at six foot five and weighed 235 pounds.
He was a seven-time All-Star, a two-time batting champion, a frequent Gold Glove winner, the 1978 National League MVP, and a World Series champion with both the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Oakland A’s. Here the great Dave Parker delivers his wild and long-awaited autobiographyan authoritative account of Black baseball during its heyday as seen through the eyes of none other than the Cobra.
From his earliest professional days learning the game from such baseball legends as Pie Traynor and Roberto Clemente to his later years mentoring younger talents like Eric Davis and Barry Larkin, Cobra is the story of a Black athlete making his way through the game during a time of major social and cultural transformation.
From the racially integrated playing fields of his high school days to the cookie-cutter cathedrals of his prime alongside all the midseason and late-night theatrics that accompany an athlete’s life on the roadParker offers readers a glimpse of all that and everything in between.Everything.
16. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Navigating Eldercare & Dementia: 101 Stories for Family Caregivers
Author: by Amy Newmark
Navigating eldercare can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with dementia. You’ll find what you need in these pages, with great advice from families who have been there, done that! These revealing stories from family caregiversspouses, grown children and grandchildrenshare the emotional support and practical tips that you need as you navigate the world of eldercare, especially when Alzheimer’s or other dementias are part of it.
You’ll feel less alone and more empowered in your new role as you help your loved ones. Find the help you need in these stories about: Joining your family member in his or her new reality Understanding and accepting Alzheimer’s and dementia Tough choicesmoving, driving, hiring help, finances Independent living, assisted living, memory care, or staying home Love, loss, romance and friendships Self-care and perspective for the caregiver Making your village and asking for help Learning how to be patient and compassionate Finding the humor and the blessings along the way Strategies and tips that work for family caregivers Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible.