As an author and advocate of Parkinson's disease, I was asked recently to review a book entitled "Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior, SecondEdition" written by Dr. Joseph Friedman who explains clearly, in simple language allowing everyone to fully understand Parkinson's. Dr. Friedman confronts the issues that are generally not talked about so openly, but play a huge part in the daily lives of sufferers. Most patients and caregivers know a fair amount about the symptoms and side effects of medications, but this book delves deeper enabling the reader to have a full understanding of what is actually happening. With great empathy and insight he seizes the reader's attention immediately, and as a fellow Parkinson's sufferer, I found it hard to put the book down. Dr. Friedman has complete comprehension of this disease with its many facets, some of which overlap, making correct diagnosis difficult. This book is an absolute MUST for anyone suffering Parkinson's along with their families and caregivers. I highly recommend reading Dr. Friedman's book who is most perceptive, appreciating what patients and families go through and the invaluable information necessary to help them cope. Dr. Friedman's book and contribution is an asset to the Parkinson's community.
I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.