Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Answers in the Heart or Parkinsons Disease

Answers in the Heart: Daily Meditations for Men and Women Recovering from Sex Addiction (Hazelden Meditations Series)

Author: Hazelden Foundation

These meditations guide us to the strength and courage within ourselves that is necessary to face the lingering shadows of sex addiction. With the inspiration and support unique to Hazelden meditation books, Answers in the Heart provides solace for the pain and inspiration for lasting recovery.

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Parkinson's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier

Author: Shelley Peterman Schwarz

Being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease can be distressing, and adjusting to the effects of the disease is often difficult. This indispensable resource for patients, family, friends, and caregivers helps patients rise above PD's challenges by working smarter, maintaining a positive outlook, and conserving time and energy. Organized by subject, the book covers a wide range of topics, including making the home more accessible; dressing aids and simple clothing adaptations; using technology to improve communication; eating and drinking tips for people with difficulty swallowing; mobility and exercise; managing home health care; cars and driving; leisure and recreational activities; travel; and much more. A resource section at the end of each chapter contains contact information for the agencies, organizations, and products mentioned. Completely revised and updated to include over 65 new tips and 40 additional resources, the book enables readers to become more independent and lead remarkably unlimited lives.

Doody Review Services

Reviewer: Andrea D. Posey, RN, BSN, MSN (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Description: This book provides techniques and resources to assist people with Parkinson's disease. Each chapter discusses a different topic and is presented in an outline form.
Purpose: The author states that the purpose of this publication is to provide people with Parkinson's disease some realistic tips and techniques to help them with their activities of daily living. This type of information is needed and the author meets her objectives.
Audience: The target audience is the general reader who is living with Parkinson's disease or who is caring for someone with the disease. The author, who suffers from MS, is a credible resource for the content of this book.
Features: This book addresses issues such as home safety, personal care, communication, and medical issues. Each chapter includes helpful hints and tips as well as resources for further information and assistance. The book is organized logically and the information is easily accessible.
Assessment: This publication is simply written and well organized. The information that is provided will be useful for people who are newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and are having difficulty restructuring their lives as well as caregivers who need some creative ideas and helpful resources.


3 Stars from Doody

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