Oliver Sacks writes a book called Awakenings that is all about the struggle of people who were historically the first to come down with this form of paralysis in early centuries. The book studies the struggle of these people and the journey of their institutionalization, as well as the ways in which they sought difficult recovery and it captures the total essence of the struggle of humanity against any kind of difficult odd. The sense of powerlessness and potential defeat is met with a strength and a new resistance against death or disease that is an inspirational story for anyone struggling with this disease or for people looking to learn more about it. This insightful portrayal allows for a clear picture of the disorder.
Davis Phinney and Austin Murphey writes The Happiness of Pursuit, an optimistic and cheerful book that seeks to help people in dealing with living with Parkinson’s by offering inspiring stories of people who have lived with the disease and the various ways they have encountered and dealt with their disease. It is a book that reinforces the importance of life and will help you see the value and importance of being optimistic when living with the difficult disease.
Michele Tagliati’s book Parkinson’s Disease for Dummies seeks to break down the disease and help people get a deeper understanding of what it is, what causes it and how best to deal with it. It reminds people to make sure their diagnosis is accurate, helps you inform other people about your condition, points you to proper medications, and suggests alternative methods as well as surgical methods that might improve the quality of your life. This book is great for people struggling with the disease as well as people who have family members that have the disease so that you can refer to it and learn more about it.
Renee Le Verrier writes Yoga for Movement Disorders, a book that is complete with exercise methods that can help you if you have the disease learn and master moves that are targeted to reaching the muscles affected by strokes and sclerosis, byproducts of Parkinson’s. While the disease takes effect, this book helps you figure out the movements and motions that can ease the pain and make it easier for you to relax, as well as offering safety precautions and other kinds of breathing exercises and poses that makes it a great tool.
Finally, Lucky Man is a memoir by Michael J. Fox, told with wit and humor that tells his story in a frank and matter of fact way and talks about all the various ways he struggled with some of the symptoms and early stages, but more than that, it tells his story in a way that helps you understand how one man lived with the disease and emerged stronger from it. This is a great book for people with early or later stages or who know someone with the disease and seek to learn more about it or to see how another man has lived with it for years.