Review of Book: Window of Opportunity: Living with the Reality of Parkinson’s and the Threat of Dementia
Author: Kirk Hall
Reviewed by: Kate Kelsall, Co-Founder and President of DBS Voices of the Rockies, Co-Founder and Co-Leader of the Bionic Brigade DBS Support Group, Blogger of Shake, Rattle and Roll
Initially I was apprehensive about reading the book, Window of Opportunity: Living with the Reality of Parkinson’s and the Threat of Dementia by Kirk Hall. I was afraid that the book was going to focus on the uncertainty and threat of dementia that sometimes accompanies Parkinson’s. I was delighted to see that there is no gloom and doom in this book.
Kirk was courageous to tackle these sensitive topics. When he expressed his fears, it helped us to articulate and accept our own concerns and worries. We are no longer alone on this treacherous path.
Kirk’s writing style is personal and honest like a memoir, and also filled with factual information and stories about Parkinson’s and dementia. He is determined to erase the stigmas of these two diseases in our society.
Kirk demonstrates that we can have a meaningful, purposeful life, despite Parkinson’s, dementia or whatever maladies come our way. His book was inspirational and motivated me to move upward and onward. I highly recommend it.
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