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Parkinson's Disease

300 Tips for Making Life Easier, 2nd Edition

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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

About The Author(s)

Shelley Peterman Schwarz

Shelley Peterman Schwarz and her husband, Dave, live in Madison, Wisconsin. At the time of her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 1979, Shelley was working part-time as a teacher of the deaf. Since 1985 she has published more than 300 articles and received numerous awards including the Mother of the Year from the Wisconsin Chapter of the National MS Society, the Partner in Health award from the Combined Health Appeal of America, and the Spirit of the American Woman award from J.C. Penney. Her nationally syndicated, "Making Life Easier" column appears in numerous newspapers and magazines across the country.

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