Readers view - Bjoern
When we had got the message about Björn having Parkinson’s we were very depressed. The feeling of being alone was another dominating feeling. Gradually I have realized the immense importance of support at once someone receives the diagnosis. No one should be left without proper support arrangements. Today too many still are!
After a while we were told from some friends about the book “I have Parkinson’s, but Parkinson’s does not have me!” written by Leif Ögård. We bought it right away and we were amazed over the positive attitude and the total difference from all we had read about the PD (Parkinson’s disease) in other books etc. We were used to read about all the bad things we could anticipate.
Leif Ögård turns all this upside down. He instead writes about how to stay healthy, how to use the vast, unconscious resources that most of us have but don’t use. He writes about self cure, both physical and mental, as well as of the possibilities, not the problems like bost other books. He also underlines the important scientific barrier braking findings regarding the brain and PD that has been presented the last years.
Leif looks forward and not only on historic data as many other authors.
It is a book that fills the reader with hope. Since we read it first time, it has become our “House-Bible”. And we look into it every day! Amazingly we find answers on our questions most of the times!
We both highly recommend the book. Especially we recommend all newly diagnosed to have it and work according to its advice. According to our opinion is the young Onset the primary group. That group have the most benefit of all.
If the “care” decided to hand over a copy of the book to everyone, who is diagnosed to have PD, would probably be the single most positive and profitable action that the society could do!
January 25, 2011
Björn and Laila Koskiniemi