Author: Marilyn Elizabeth Shaff
ISBN: 978-1-4389-5543-8
Publisher: AuthorHouse

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Marilyn Elizabeth Shaff certainly has the bona fides to write about Parkinson's Disease with her Living With Parkinson's Disease: How To Make the Best Of It, as she was diagnosed with PD over six years ago in her late sixties. Shaff is one of the millions of individuals in the world who have been affected with Parkinson's Disease.

As Shaff points out, if you have PD, your first reactions were probably denial and anger. You most likely initially thought that your doctor made a mistake. Eventually, you may accept the diagnosis, while asking yourself at the same time-why me?

Unfortunately, at the moment, there is no cure for PD, which fundamentally is caused by the short supply of a chemical in the brain called dopamine. However, you can learn to live with PD and this is what Living With Parkinson's Disease is all about. As Shaff mentions, there is little use on dwelling on the Symptoms of PD. It is far better to adapt to your condition and get on with your life. This requires self-mastery and self-discipline, however, it will be worth it in order to enjoy a useful and productive life.

When I first picked up a copy of this book, I was concerned that the author would dwell on some kind of spiritual enlightenment, as with many books dealing with assorted diseases and physical impairments. However, such is not the case with this one, as Shaff gets down to the “nitty gritty” and explains how she has dealt with her PD and how others can follow her lead. Among the topics explored are adapting your home to your condition, using aids to help you eat and dress, coping with depression, keeping physically and mentally active, and participating in social activities.

Shaff narrates an ample number of incidents to illustrate how she copes with PD and although some may have initially been difficult to accept, she nevertheless has overcome these challenges.

Living With Parkinson's Disease serves as a great picker upper and a copy should be given by health professionals to their PD patients; there is no limit to its practical application.

Marilyn Elizabeth Shaff has been writing poetry all of her life and is about to launch her first novel entitled If Only. She lives in Florida with a fat cat called FunnyFace and a small dog, Blu, whom she recently rescued from the Humane Society.

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