Fulton Books trans author Rona Davis, a veteran and parent of three who held a career in the software industry as a software architect, has completed her most recent book "On and Off: My Parkinson Challenge": a powerful look at the ways in which the author has learned to manage her Parkinson's disease to the best of her abilities, and how the approach of Parkinson's research to find a cure must change.
"There is a sense to Parkinson's, but sometimes we are all too occupied with our daily hell to notice between the ON and OFF states management and the pain," writes Davis. "The research community is in no better shape; neither is the medical community. Modern medicine brought wonders to our species, but when a researcher pitches for a research grant, she must keep it small enough so they will be able to win such a pitch.
"In the modern world, we must take a different approach. Gone are the days when a single researcher was shattered as a child when their grandmother went through the stages of Parkinson's disease and then vowed to dedicate their lives to research and to the eradication of Parkinson's. This could be a good holiday season movie (all rights reserved) but not a cure.
"Getting rid of Parkinson's disease must take another approach, both scientifically and financially. Such a task must consider industrial interests that are beyond the traditional pharmaceutical companies. The latter may introduce methodic obstacles. Also, the financial backing for such research may not be the traditional pharmaceutical companies but some other player altogether. In the meanwhile, we must keep ourselves functioning, manage our ON and OFF states, and reinvent ourselves every day at a time."
Published by Fulton Books, Rona Davis's book is an impactful story that attempts to demystify aspects of Parkinson's that many readers may not fully understand if they do not have first-hand experience with the disease. By sharing her story and opinions on how research on the disease must be reformed for a modern world, Davis hopes to connect with others that share her daily struggles to help provide comfort and a potential path to making daily life with the disease more manageable.
Readers who wish to experience this poignant work can purchase "On and Off: My Parkinson Challenge" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes & Noble.
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Original Source: Rona Davis's New Book 'On and Off: My Parkinson Challenge' is a Stirring Memoir That Discusses the Author's Journey With Parkinson's and Ways She Copes With It Every Day