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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."" -- Divine, Inc. ""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
Shelley Peterman Schwarz and her husband, Dave, live in Madison, Wisconsin. At the time of her 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.