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Ofessional ballet dancer who tricks her body to move freely again to a patient who cannot walk but astounds doctors when he is able to ride a bicycle with no trouble at all With the baby boom generation beginning to retire and the population steadily aging the race is on to discover a means to stop or reverse neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Brain Storms is the long overdue riveting and deeply personal story of that race and a passionate insightful and urgent look into the lives of those affecte. This is the best book I have read on Parkinson s Disease and I have it

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Brain Storms

G palsy from the earliest clinical descriptions of tremors gait freezing and micrographia to the cutting edge of neuroscience and charts the victories and setbacks of a massive international effort to best the disease He takes us back to the late 1950s and the discovery of L dopa He delves into a number of other therapeutic approaches to this perplexing condition from partial lobotomies and deep brain stimulation to neural grafting And he shares inspiring stories of brave individuals living with Parkinson's from a former pr. I am of an age to find every last page in this book interesting Some technical stuff I didn t understand but author Palfreman obvious knows that some of his audience will be ordinary folks touched by someone with Parkinsons and he has written his book in a way that we can follow and learn It is a hopeful book Not pie in the sky hopeful but a well documented well sourced story that is exactly what I needed to hear

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A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2015 Publishers WeeklyA star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's and doctors researchers and patients continue to hunt for a cure In Brain Storms the award winning journalist Jon Palfreman tells their story a story that became his own when he was diagnosed with the debilitating illness Palfreman chronicles how scientists have worked to crack the mystery of what was once called the shakin. Alternating hope and despair Palfreman gives a no nonsense view of his life with Parkinson s inter meshed with the clinical history of PD and the current 2015 advances in treatment and cureAs a Parkie myself at times I had to put the book down because the emotions were just too strong That said it was incredibly informative helpful and in the end uplifting The Numbers Game reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's and doctors Tall man riding. researchers and patients continue to hunt for a cure In Brain Storms the award winning journalist Jon Palfreman tells their story a story that became his own when he was diagnosed with the debilitating illness Palfreman chronicles how scientists have worked to crack the mystery of what was once called the shakin. Alternating hope and despair Palfreman gives a no nonsense view of his life with Parkinson s inter meshed with the clinical history of PD and the current 2015 advances in treatment and cureAs a Parkie myself at times I had to put the book down because the emotions were just too strong That said it was incredibly informative helpful and in the end uplifting


10 thoughts on “Brain Storms

  1. says:

    If you know someone with Parkinson’s or fear that it may be in your future this book is for you The author has Parkinson's and provides a good synopsis of the history the cause treatment likelihood of a cure his experience as one who has the

  2. says:

    If you or anyone you know has Parkinson’s you should read this book Palfreman does an amazing job of explaining the disease and what scientists are doing to find a cure My mother was diagnosed 20 years ago at a young age and I was able to find hope through the knowledge passed on on this book

  3. says:

    Alternating hope and despair Palfreman gives a no nonsense view of his life with Parkinson's inter meshed with the clinical history of PD and

  4. says:

    I read this book to better understand a condition that affected one of my long time friends and colleagues It is full of in

  5. says:

    A clear and reader friendly explanation of Parkinson's Disease by a individual diagnosed with the disease Includes

  6. says:

    I am of an age to find every last page in this book interesting Some technical stuff I didn't understand but author Palfreman obvious knows that some of his audience will be ordinary folks touched by someone with Parkinsons and he has written his book in a way that we can follow and learn It is a hopeful book Not pie in t

  7. says:

    I enjoyed this book Palfreman does a good job of making complex information understandable and interesting He also does a

  8. says:

    This is the best book I have read on Parkinson's Disease and I have it

  9. says:

    Thank you to whoever recommended this book not sure if it was Palfreman's opinion article The Bright Side of Parkinson's in the NY Times Sunday Review or Dance for PD I am glad to have found and read itPalfreman writes with grace and with a story teller's eye demystifying the complexities of brain science and pharmaceuticals He traverses the history of Parkinson's research all the way from its initial discover

  10. says:

    The author who is in the early stages of Parkinson's himself does a great job of explaining the advances of the last 20 years in this complicated area of research I have some background in this area as I work in a somewhat related field and studied some Parkinson'sAlzheimer's research in the 90s but I am not by any means up to date With this background I found the technical explanations included here extremel

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