According to the Parkinson’s Action Network, a new case of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is diagnosed every nine minutes. This means that there are thousands of people who can benefit from reading Jackie Hunt Christensen’s new book, The First Year Parkinson’s Disease, An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, released by Marlowe and Company in October. This book contains information about a variety of topics such as symptoms that might be experienced; tests that a doctor might administer; theories about the roles of genetics and environmental factors in causation of the disease; medications and other treatment; exercise; nutrition, and alternative therapies. Other important issues that are covered include depression; telling friends and family; financial planning; and workplace issues. A good resource for any person dealing with Parkinson’s for the first time.
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