Troubador Parkinson's Disease

Released: 01/06/2013

ISBN: 9781780885520

Format: Paperback

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Parkinson's Disease

A Personal Account in Pictures

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Parkinson’s Disease: A Personal Account in Pictures is Terry Rummins’ candid story of living with the disease and told in a graphical style, with humour.

In over 400 colour illustrations, Jack Rummins, Terry’s husband, has produced an original interpretation of her story. From the shock at receiving the diagnosis to feelings of inadequacy, anger, joy and finally to hope, the illustrations show, in a very direct manner, what it means to have this paradoxical disorder.

Terry has dealt with this situation in an individual way for many years. She tells how she developed a new understanding of herself and how this has helped with the daily challenges of Parkinson’s and the prognosis.

The book will be essential reading for anyone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, their carers, family, friends, nurses and other medical professionals.

Terry Rummins' books on Parkinson's Disease, published by Troubador, including her acclaimed 'So, I've got Parkinson's Disease', have been selected for display at the 5th World Parkinson's Congress in Kyoto, Japan during the period 4-7 June 2019. The Congress is organized by the World Parkinson's Coalition, based in New York.

The following are typical responses to Terry's books:

SO, I'VE GOT PARKINSON'S DISEASE

'The personal voice of Terry Rummins brings home the obstacles of Parkinson's, but also manages to turn them into a tremendous challenge. It is written from the heart and communicates heart. It is also a positive and informative read for those whose lives come into contact with Parkinson's. Terry is writing as her Parkinson's symptoms develop - she inspires hope for us all with her fighting spirit!'
Stephen Lowe, playwright

'The best no frills book on Parkinson's I have yet to read.'
Sue whose husband has Parkinson's, Malvern, UK

'This book provides a sound introduction to Parkinson's Disease from the point of view of someone who has had the disorder for ten years.'
Professor Patricia Limousin
Consultant Neurologist, UCLH, London

SO, WE PROGRESS, PARKINSON'S AND I

'The first book was good. This is better.
The first was valuable, this is important.'
Dr Jon Stamford BSc PhD DSc
Parkinson's Movement

'My husband, who has PD was almost radiant after reading it. It gives specific details about personal experiences which he immediately recognised in himself. This is rarely conveyed in more clinical descriptions about the disease. I would highly recommend it to both sufferers, carers, or anyone wanting insight into the ways in which it affects a sufferer, so variable from day to day and hour to hour.'
Kaycee, Amazon verified purchase

PARKINSON'S DISEASE
A personal account in pictures

'This is an excellent guide for all those affected by
Parkinson's and their health and social care practitioners.'
Nursing Standard, UK

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Terry Rummins

Terry spent much of her childhood abroad, in France, Malta and Germany.She developed an interest in psychology at the age of fifteen, after reading Freud. Working as a nursing auxilliary in several psychiatric hospitals further developed this interest and she decided to follow a career in psychology. After gaining the necessary qualifications she worked as a psychology lecturer, an educational psychologist and a counselling psychologist. For several years she was the Principal Psychologist in a London borough. Terry's mother was French and Terry has a strong connection with that country. She and her husband, Jack, now live for part of the year in France. They are active members of English and French Parkinson's groups.



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