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Can I tell you about Parkinson's Disease?


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Acknowledgements. 1. Introducing Nikolai, who has Parkinson's disease. 2. Parkinson's disease is a medical problem. 3. Shaking. 4. Moving slowly and stiff muscles. 5. Balance. 6. Freezing. 7. Memory. 8. Organization. 9. Sleep. 10. The treatments aren't perfect. 11. Exercise and being positive. 12. Feelings and pain. 13. Ways people can help. 14. More information about Parkinson's disease. 15. Words to know. 16. Some helpful materials. 17. Some exercise resources. 18. International websites.

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Meet Nikolai - a man who with Parkinson's disease - learn about what it is like to have the condition from his perspective, and how you can help

About the Author

Alan M. Hultquist, EdD has a doctorate in educational psychology and worked in education for 33 years, as a special education teacher and educational psychologist. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's shortly after turning 50. Alan is also the author of An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals and What is Dyslexia? A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Lydia T. Corrow has over 25 years' experience as an art educator as well as being a weaver and painter. She lives in Vermont, USA.


Alan M. Hultquist provides a wealth of accessible information about a very complicated disease through the eyes of Nikolai, a man with Parkinson's disease. This book is a great guide to share with family, friends and colleagues looking for personal insight into this illness. -- Diane L. Church, PhD, Coordinator, American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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