Troubador Tremblement

Released: 30/03/2016

eISBN: 9781785896330

Format: eBook

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Un témoignage sur la Maladie de Parkinson


Terry used to be a psychologist. She retired from the job she loved as a result of her worsening Parkinson’s Disease. ‘Tremblement’ describes the progression of her condition; it’s her story.

She recounts how she felt when she was diagnosed, as well as the way that her condition affected the people around her. She looks at the importance of learning about the illness – and the available medications – as a way of helping sufferers to face up to their condition. Parkinson’s is a movement disorder and this aspect is described in depth.

The negative impact of stress in Parkinson’s is explored, alongside the importance of relaxation. Throughout the chapters, Terry also examines the importance of sleep, exercise and of understanding the changes in one’s thought and language. She emphasizes the importance of close personal relationships and of understanding oneself.

Terry spent a year in France, considering her future. Finally, she decided to retire and to write this book. ‘Tremblement’ offers a sound and positive introduction on the subject of Parkinson’s Disease.

Terry était psychologue. Elle a dû quitter le travail qu’elle aimait à cause de sa maladie de Parkinson qui empirait. ‘Tremblement’ raconte la progression de sa condition. C’est la propre histoire de Terry.

Elle explique comment elle s’est senti quand elle a été diagnostiqué, ainsi que les réactions des autres. Elle souligne l’importance de se documenter sur la maladie et sur les medicaments disponibles, pour aider les malades à faire face à leur condition. Parkinson est une maladie de movement et cet aspect de la condition est étudié en profondeur.

L’impact negatif du stress sur la maladie de Parkinson est examiné a coté de l’importance d’apprendre a se détendre. Au fil des chapitres Terry examine aussi l’importance du sommeil, de l’exercise et de comprendre le changement de la pensée et du langage pour ceux qui ont cette maladie.

Terry a considéré son futur pendant une année en France, et finalement elle a décidé de prendre sa retraite et d’ écrire ce livre. Elle souligne l’importance des relations proches et de se comprendre. Ce livre offre une introduction sérieuse et positive sur le sujet de la maladie de Parkinson.

The following are typical responses to 'So, I've got Parkinson's Disease':

Thank you so much for your book; I simply devoured it, all the time wishing I'd been able to read something like this when my husband was first diagnosed with Parkinson's several years ago.
It has helped so much to know what it feels like from the perspective of the person with Parkinson's rather than finding websites which are more technical or scientific.
I think your book should be read by every GP and every person who is likely to come in contact with people with Parkinson's - nurses, physiotherapists, opticians, dietitians, carers, to name but a few.
I thank you again - it was courageous of you to write it and I feel sure it will help many people in years to come.
Sue Gilliat

“This is a very good book, containing a mixture of anecdotes, narrative and science. It is engaging, compelling and refreshing.”
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust magazine, Summer 2013

‘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 Limousin, Reader in Clinical Neurology and Consultant Neurologist, University College London Hospital (UCLH), London.

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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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