English review on ‘Parkinson’s Treatment 10 Secrets to a Happier Life’
This book is a handle for Parkinsonian’s all over the world. Note: it is available in 20 languages, so for every Parkinsonian to reach!
I received the book from Michael S. Okun and Ray Dorsey, both also working in EndingPD, EningPD.org with Bas Bloem and Todd Sherer.
For me personally again a challenge to be able to read and review a more than excellent book in English after ‘Ending Parkinson’s Disease: A Prescription for Action’.
“Michael S. Okun, MD, is a world authority on the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, and his publications provide a voice and an outlet to control people living with this disease worldwide”
Michael S. Okun says, “I am honored to share in the lives of thousands of patients with Parkinson’s disease. My path is well defined by my many interactions with them. Their problems have become my problems. I know it is my job to protect their concerns and concerns so that they have the opportunity for a full and meaningful life.”
This book, ‘Parkinson’s Treatment 10 Secrets to a Happier Life’, gives both Parkinsonians and their relatives and neurologists, Parkinson’s nurse and other concerned care workers an insight into how 10 ways you can make, experience and/or become happier living with this chronically progressive disease.
The 10 ways that Michael S. Okun describes his all by now well obtainable, but not everywhere. That is why it is certainly important to continue the fight for Parkinson’s. And I would like to be a part of that, which is why I wanted to review both books. The book is about the 10 secrets that can help you further into the disease and make you happier despite this chronic progressive disease, described below,
- Recognize and know the signs of the disease
In the first ‘secret’, Michael S. Okun explains that if you are diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you should not immediately think that the diagnosis of Parkinson’s is equal to ALS, Brain Tumor and Stroke. These diseases do occur in the brain, but Parkinson’s has more disorders than these types of brain diseases.
- Timing is important in life, but crucial in Parkinson’s disease
In this second secret, Michael S. Okun explains very clearly that timing is not only important for Parkinson’s disease. It is crucial!
- Think about deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Here in ‘secret’ three describes Michael S. Okun they detailed it and developing Deep Brain Simulation. Particularly good to read how the development is progressing. With surprising new insights. Read!
- Be aggressive in treating depression and anxiety
In other words, discuss symptoms you experience directly with your Neurologist or Parkinson’s nurse. How to recognize them in a timely manner is read in ‘secret’ four.
- Manage sleep disorders
How do you manage your sleep disorders? How do you recognize them in time and what can you do about them? Michael S. Okun tells you how and why you should or should not do something.
- Understand the dopaminergic side effects
In “secret six,” Michael S. Okun describes how to fix side effects. Make it negotiable.
It has been said many times, moving for us Parkinsonians is good. With tips and tricks, Michael S. Okun tells various things to deal with in ‘secret’ seven.
- Learn to deal with hospitalization
In this ‘secret’ number eight, Michael S. Okun you recommend you about preparing about possible hospitalization. Timing is also important here. So, read!
- Demand for new therapies
Be curious, ask your attending physician about the latest therapies, medications and how everything develops. Michael S. Okun gives you the latest worldwide innovations here in ‘secret’ nine.
- Hope for a happy and meaningful life.
In this last ‘secret’, Michael S. Okun describes that it is crucial that, despite your chronic progressive illness, you can live a hopeful and meaningful life with good luck and pleasure in what you can still do. Carpe Diem!
The most surprising thing about this book is that it can be placed sideways next to the book ‘Ending PD’. Michael S, Okun describes incredibly detailed and very easy to read the onset of Parkinson’s disease, the development of medication and innovations and with many tips on how to deal with it. “A must have” in your bookcase.
Many of us Parkinsonians already know that exercise is incredibly good for us, yet in the book there are some tips I had not thought of. I am going to apply it.
The book is a handle to lead you to a happier life with Parkinson’s and adds to get you there. In addition to other books, you must have read them to get this far. And it only sideways next to the book ‘Ending Parkinson’s Disease: A Prescription for Action’.
I got the chance from Ray Dorsey and Michael S. Okun to read this book. And I am incredibly grateful to them for it because it has given me more insight into Parkinson’s disease, how to deal with it and how I can live with the disease happier.
‘Parkinson’s Treatment 10 secrets for a Happier Life’ will be a guide for the, unfortunately, increasing number of sick people with Parkinson’s disease, to gain more knowledge and insight into their disease. We must therefore also ban it for the generations to come.
That is why this book certainly recommends that everyone, because Parkinson’s disease is different for everyone, to recognize and recognize where their own problems are most common and to act on time.
The book deals with and describes current problems with Parkinson’s disease!
Michael S. Okun, MD, the author/co-author of 12 books. Dr. Okun is co-founder and executive director of the Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, the chair of Neurology at the University of Florida Health and the Medical Director of the Parkinson Foundation. His book of secrets was translated into 20 languages. @MichaelOkun #endingPD #ParkinsonsPACT #TylersHope #DystoniaSucks
This review is written by Hans van Geluk, Netherlands
I am founder of Parkinson(isme) and Road user,
University of Florida neurologist Michael Okun, M.D., has answered more than 20,000 questions from patients with Parkinson’s disease, typically not about cures or the latest treatments, but about something much simpler — how to live well with the disease. Now Okun has written a book that he hopes will help patients everywhere. “The more I talk to Parkinson’s patients, the more I realized a couple of things,” said Okun, co-director of UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. “Almost nothing is available to patients about basic lifestyle things in any language but English. Even in the most educated patients, who have access to everything, there are still lots of very simple things they aren’t doing. There are lots of things you can do to improve your quality of life.” To address this need, Okun has authored a book titled “Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life.” Published this month, the book is now available on Amazon and Smashwords in more than 20 languages. The e-book retails for $3.99. His goal is to reach every patient and family dealing with the disease.