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Destination Unknown - My Journey with Parkinson’s

Author Name: Rajeev K Gupta | Format: Paperback | Genre : Self-Help | Other Details

·         Do only old people get Parkinson’s?

·         Are tremors the leading symptoms of Parkinson’s?

·         Does Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) help?

 

The author answers these questions and many more through his personal stories and experiences. A Parkinson’s patient for the last six years, he takes us through his emotional and physical journey about living with Parkinson’s.

The book serves as an excellent handbook for newly diagnosed and existing patients, care partners and family members. Written from a patient’s point of view, the book is a quick read for all who want to familiarize themselves with the disease. This also gives the practicing doctors and health workers an insight into the thoughts, emotions and expectations of Parkinson’s patients.

Some of the questions such as how does one emotionally cope with the diagnosis of a critical illness or how does one communicate the diagnosis to one’s near and dear ones are faced by not only Parkinson’s but all the patients diagnosed with a critical illness.

This perhaps is the first book written by a Parkinson’s patient in India. The author believes that the socio-cultural context makes a significant difference in the way one responds to an illness.

A book that is both absorbing and informative…

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Rajeev K Gupta

An engineering graduate and an IT professional, Rajeev K Gupta worked for many years, first at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and later at Hewlett Packard (HP). He is now retired and is settled in Bangalore with his wife Renu. Their two sons are settled in the US and Chennai respectively. An avid reader himself, he delves into the depths of his and his family’s emotional responses to Parkinson’s in this book. This is his first book. 

 

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