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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-918774-0
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 114 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-918775-7
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 114 pages
  • Keywords
    • Parkinson’s disease,
    • Living with chronic illness,
    • Parkinson’s Self-help,
    • Medical advice,
    • Positive attitude,
    • Health management,
    • Neurology

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Managing Parkinson's
My Sixteen Year Journey
by VR Peterson

You must be joking! What is Parkinson’s disease? Why is this happening to me? What caused this to happen? In January 2007, at the age of sixty-one, fit and active educator Vic Peterson is completely rocked by the news that the tremor in his right foot and soreness in his shoulder are indicators of Parkinson’s disease. And as he processes this shocking diagnosis, Vic comes to realize there are two paths he can take. He can let Parkinson’s devastate his life, or he can find strategies to cope with the illness and forge ahead. Today, nearly seventeen years later, Vic is still successfully managing his Parkinson’s, meeting its challenges, and living life to the full. In Managing Parkinson’s, he begins with defining the disease and addresses motor and non-motor symptoms and how each affects an individual’s diagnosis. Then he provides sound, experiential advice on how to manage and cope with the disease’s progression through medication, nutrition, exercise, and the role one can play in clinical trials. A special feature is a detailed analysis of appointments between Vic and his neurologists, detailing the progression of the illness and Vic’s continuing success in managing its symptoms. Insightful, frank, and practical, Managing Parkinson’s is not only an eminently helpful guide, but also a beacon of hope.

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VR Peterson taught senior high school and worked as a Social Studies field advisor and curriculum specialist in the Faculty of Education for over forty years. Since 2001, he has taught online courses: “Teaching Across Borders”, “Roles and Responsibilities of the Educational Assistant”, “Effective Communication Skills”, “Teaching Online”, and “The Program Portfolio”. Though living with Parkinson’s, Vic skis (not as much lately), plays golf (more like chasing balls), plays guitar (tries desperately); goes to the gym four to five times a week; and loves to travel. He lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife of fifty-three years and their orange tabby cat, Mr. McNally.


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