Dan R. Brooks
This moving and intimate memoir reflects on Dan R. Brooks’s long battle with a rare, atypical parkinsonism syndrome. It discusses the details of his condition, how it affects his daily living, the changes he has gone through, the amazing efforts his wife and caregiver make to care for him, the impact and support of his family, and the spiritual journey it has taken him through. He speaks of a life with a growing disability and the choices he’s had to make as he lives life to the fullest each day, even while in decline and more and more homebound. It is an honest look at how a degenerative brain disease is defined and affects an individual and a family. The memoir is about moving further along in life, knowing that we aren’t promised tomorrow, but that we can live today like we will never die. It encourages a strong sense of hope in the midst of struggle against a terrible disease, giving inspiration to keep moving forward to make the most of a life with purpose. Highly recommended for patients looking for hope and inspiration in going through a chronic or fatal illness, and for the families, friends, and caregivers of people with neurological diseases such as atypical parkinsonism syndromes, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, ALS, FTD, and LBD.