Meet Nikolai - a man with Parkinson's disease. Nikolai invites readers to learn about Parkinson's from his perspective, helping them to understand how Parkinson's affects his daily life and why some tasks can be especially challenging for him. He also gives advice on how to help someone with Parkinson's when they have difficulties with physical movements and memory.
This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for children from the age of 7, as well as older readers. It will help family, friends and carers better understand and explain the condition, and will be an excellent starting point for group discussions.
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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.
Table of Contents
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.