With Shaking Hands: Aging with Parkinson's Disease in America's Heartland

by Solimeo, Samantha
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Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Publication Date: October 09, 2016

ISBN: 9780813547121

Binding: Kobo eBook

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At the heart of With Shaking Hands is the account of elder Americans in rural Iowa who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. With a focus on the impact of chronic illness on an aging population, Samantha Solimeo combines clear and accessible prose with qualitative and quantitative research to demonstrate how PD accelerates, mediates, and obscures patterns of aging. She explores how ideas of what to expect in older age influence and direct interpretations of one's body.