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Parkinson's Disease

SKU# 9781932603538

300 Tips for Making Life Easier, 2nd Edition

Author: Shelley Peterman Schwarz


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An indispensable resource for patients, families, and caregivers

Filled with creative tips and techniques, this updated second edition of Parkinson's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier contains a wealth of ideas and shortcuts for working, organizing, simplifying, and conserving time and energy while living with Parkinson's disease. It includes:

  • Ways to make your home safe and accessible, your mealtimes more pleasurable, and your communications easier
  • Unique product suggestions that make daily living tasks less stressful
  • Extensive resources to help you easily locate items and services


Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 06, 2006
  • Page Count 140
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603538
  • EISBN 9781934559369

About The Author(s) 

Shelley Peterman Schwarz and her husband, Dave, live in Madison, Wisconsin. At the time of her MS diagnosis in 1979, Shelley was working as a teacher of the deaf and mother to a 5- and 3-year old. She has received numerous awards and is an internationally acclaimed author, columnist, and TV and radio personality in the field of living well with a disability. Her "Making Life Easier" columns appear regularly in newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and on websites.

Table of Contents 

"Basic Concepts for Living with Parkinson's Disease
; Staying Positive While Living With Parkinson's Disease
; Basic Concepts For People Who Help People With PD
; Resources
; Making Your Home Safe and Accessible
; Light and Light Switches
; Safety
; Doorknobs, Doors, and Doorways
; Under Lock and Key
; Ramps, Railings, Stairs, and Grab Bars
; The Kitchen
; The Bathroom
; The Bedroom
; Furniture and Floor Coverings
; Resources. Looking Good, Feeling Better
; Grooming
; Choosing the Right Clothing
; Dressing Tips
; Dressing Aids and Simple Clothing Adaptations
; Hosiery and Footwear
; Resources. Communicating. Speaking Tips
; Using Technology to Aid in Spoken Communiction
; Writing Tips
; Keeping the Lines of Communication Open
; Resources
; Managing Mealtime Madness
; In the Kitchen
; Eating and Drinking Tips for People with Swallowing Difficulties
; Resources
; Empowering Yourself
; Mobility and Exercise
; Leisure and Recreational Activities
; Improving Memory and Concentration
; Handling Medical Issues
; Record Keeping and Research
; Doctors' Appointments
; Medications
; Managing Your Home Health Care
; Resources. Getting Out and About.
; Errands and Outings
; Car and Driving
; Travel
; Index

Editorial Review(s) 

"This [new] version, which has been updated to include new products and developments, concentrates on the person with PD, giving him or her easy-to-follow ideas organized by subject in a portable format...Schwartz's own experiences with multiple sclerosis make her sensitive to the needs for people with PD to be informed about their own needs and connected with those around them."-- Book News

"The second edition updates and expands on ways to streamline daily activities and...make life less stressful... In a caring tone, she advocates independence and self-reliance." -- Parkinson's Disease Update

"A book filled with tips that will help you make life easier for someone you care about or for yourself. This book begins with the basic concepts of living with PD and proceeds to help you with such subjects as home safety, grooming, communication, mealtimes, exercise, medication, and also broaches the subject of cars and driving." -- The Nashville News

"A collection of tried-and-true techniques, shortcuts, and resources to help patients and their caregivers. Arranged in categories of daily activities for easy reference, the book covers everything from 'Making Your Home Safe and Accessible' to 'Looking Good and Feeling Better.'" -- Fifty Plus

"Her advice on making a home safe and accessible for those with the disease could be applicable to others with limited mobility. The book offers tips, techniques, shortcuts, and resources useful to those who have the disease, as well as their family, friends and caregivers." -- Orange County Home

"...simply written and well organized. The information 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." -- Doody's Book Reviews

"There is also PD-specific ideas for decorating, cleaning, and cooking; suggestions for maintaining health; resource lists for every ingredient and implement you'll ever need, etc. This is a very useful reference book." -- The PDF News

"For easy reference, the book is categorized according to daily activities...The book is easy reading and the result of interviews with people with PD and the healthcare professionals and caergivers who care for them...Parkinson's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier is an excellent resource guide for people with PD and their caregviers and would be a good addition to the consumer health library."--CAPHIS Consumer Health Connections