Living with Parkinson's
Diagnosis, Treatment and Management
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||235 x 155 x 17 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Release Date||1 Feb 2011|
|Subject Classification||Family & health / Popular medicine & health|
It is estimated that four to six million people around the world suffer from Parkinson's Disease - around 100,000 of these live in Australia. Public awareness and understanding of the disease among the general community is needed.
This book will address this with an easy to read, positive text covering the medical aspects of Parkinson's as well as incorporating the stories of sufferers, their families and carers. The book is written by professional medical journalist Gabriella Rogers and endorsed by Parkinson's Australia, bringing together a formal medical perspective with a more personal one, to provide a comprehensive look at the disease from all angles.
Gabriella Rogers has been a journalist for more than 15 years and is the medical reporter for Channel Nine News. She has broken numerous stories, including breakthroughs on ovarian tissue transplants, cardiac stem cell therapy, breast cancer screening, and deep brain stimulation for dystonia and Parkinson patients. In 2000 Gaby received the Public Health Association Award for TV journalism. In 2007, she worked for ABC Sydney and used Freedom of Information laws to obtain exclusive details of the cause of the collapse of the Old Pacific Highway, which killed a family of five. She recently won a Luminous Award for outstanding journalism in the field of oncology.