Personal, accessible, informative A guide for Parkinson patients and their caregivers that addresses the body and the spirit Written by an expert team of health-care professionals-including a neurologist, a social worker, a nurse practitioner, a physical therapist, and an attorney/financial planner-this guide takes every aspect of living with chronic degenerative illness into consideration. You will find the answers to your most urgent questions: * How can I overcome the functional limitations of Parkinson's disease? * What are the pros and cons of various medications commonly used to treat Parkinson's? * Why is it important to stay fit and eat right despite the limits Parkinson's disease may put on my body? * What are some of the breakthroughs in alternative treatments? * What can I do to better cope with the psychological and emotional issues inherent in living with Parkinson's? * As a caregiver, how can I best juggle a program of care for a loved one and still find time for myself? * What insurance options and other forms of financial aid are available and how can one protect one's assets and life savings from long-term illness? Parkinson's Disease, which features an A to Z Guide to Symptoms and Side Effects and a state-by-state Resource Guide, will help you and your family succeed in your struggle to lead an easier and more fulfilling life.