- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 12, 2000

Books -

* "Defending Against the Enemy: Coping With Parkinson's Disease," by Eric K. Morgan, QED Press, 1997. This journal-style book chronicles how a husband and wife, both of whom have the disease, cope.
* "Flying Lessons: On the Wings of Parkinson's Disease," by Joan Grady-Fitchett, Forge, 1998. This is an inspirational story of a woman's 18-year battle with the disease.
* "Living Well With Parkinson's," by Glenna Wotton Atwood and Lila Green Hunnewell, John Wiley and Sons, 1991. This book is a simple guide on life management, such as controlling pain, medication and caregiver considerations.
* "Parkinson's Disease: A Guide for Patient and Family," edited by Raven Press, 1996. This is a resource book that defines diagnosis and different medications.

Associations -

* The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, PO Box 5801, Bethesda, Md. 20824. Phone: 301/496-5751. Web site: www.nih.org. This organization, a part of the National Institutes of Health, has information about Parkinson's disease causes and treatments and can answer questions about Parkinson's diagnosis and research.
* The American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, N.Y. 10305. Phone: 718/981-8001. Web site: www.apdaparkinson.com. This association sponsors support groups and publishes a newsletter.
* National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami, Fla. 33136. Phone: 800/327-4545. Web site: www.parkinson.org. This foundation supports research, clinical services, and physical and occupational therapy.

On line -

* Jeana Bartlett, a Georgia woman who has lived with the disease for 14 years, has an extensive Web site that chronicles her treatments, offers advice for the newly diagnosed and provides links to other Parkinson's sites (www.agoraexpress.com).
* The Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University has a site (www.bgsm.edu/ bgsm/surg-sci/ns/pd.html) that provides information on Parkinson's and its surgical procedures. It also has links to many medical journal articles on the subject.


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