LIVING & CARING
A Guide for Carers and People with Parkinson's
|By||Ann Andrews & Jennifer Dann|
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||210 x 145 x 25 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Subject Classification||Family & health / Popular medicine & health|
This book is for people with Parkinson's and the people who care for them - husbands, wives, civil union partners, children, friends and neighbours. Living & Caring considers 'caring' in all its complexity and offers readers the opportunity to share the experiences of both people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, and their reactions to a wide range of challenges. It draws on the personal experiences of over forty people living with Parkinson’s; sharing their journeys to help readers navigate theirs.
The anonymous quotes in Living and Caring allow people with Parkinson’s and their carers to be totally frank about their feelings, struggles and insights.By covering the care partnership from both sides of the caring coin, readers can be sympathetic to each other’s perspectives and work together on solutions for each unique relationship and situation. It is organised by subject so readers can dip into topics as they become relevant, as the progression of Parkinson’s varies so widely from person to person.
Ann Andrews interviewed the sufferers of Parkinson’s. She worked as a writer, television and theatre producer, researcher and teacher before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in her fifties. She wrote two books on the subject, Positively Parkinson’s and Grandma’s Brain and intended Living and Caring to be a final work in the trilogy. She was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for her community work in 2013.
Jennifer Dann interviewed the carers in the book. She is an award-winning journalist with more than 10 years’ experience in newspapers and radio. She is passionate about the work of unpaid carers having grown up seeing her mum care for her severely intellectually disabled sister