Parkinson’s? You Must be Joking!
Life with a parrot on my shoulder . . .
“You’ll have to get used to this disease,” said the doctor. “You’ll carry it on your shoulders all your life.” I immediately thought of Jack Sparrow’s parrot…
After years of trembling, stumbling, and difficulties that seemed natural to one who is no longer a spring chicken, Alona Golan Sadan discovered that she actually had Parkinson’s. She tells openly and with humor about dealing with this strange new bird in her life. Misdiagnosing doctors, alternative therapists who claimed aliens were following her, and the unfortunate (for her!) discovery that she now needs to do intense physical activity – these pitfalls become easier as Sadan helps her readers to look at them cockeyed and find what is amusing in them.
A sense of humor is not enough.
Also featured is the added value of expert advice. Renowned neurologists, psychologist, dietitians and additional experts from different fields, also weigh in with articles in their fields, including a chapter on rights and governmental benefits for Parkinson’s patients in the US.