News ArchivesRead News
Cookbook for Parkinson's patients launched
Thursday September 24, 2009
irishhealth - A healthy eating handbook for people with Parkinson’s disease has been launched by the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland.
The handbook contains recipes as well as nutritional tips and advice.
“Eating well is important for everybody but it is essential for Parkinson’s patients. Proper nutrition helps to maintain a healthy body,” said Una Anderson Ryan, chairperson of the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland.
“This handbook is not only about diet but also answers questions that many Parkinson’s patients may have about taking their medication with certain foods,” she continued.
For example, the book advises patients to take their medication and then wait one hour before eating protein foods.
“This practical information will help Parkinson’s patients to take greater control of their condition,” Ms Anderson Ryan said.
In Ireland, it is estimated that 6,000 adults suffer from Parkinson’s disease. Although the incidence is higher in the elderly population, approximately one in ten sufferers develops symptoms by the age of 50.
The World Health Organization has estimated that Parkinson’s disease, along with other neurodegenerative diseases, will surpass cancer as the second most common cause of death by the year 2040.
Celebrity chef Neven Maguire, who launched the handbook, said that good nutrition and a balanced diet can help promote general wellbeing and good health.
“This book shows that cooking for yourself and your family can be easy and stress-free,” he said.
The handbook is available from Parkinson’s Association of Ireland by calling 1800 359 359, or from Lundbeck Ireland on 01 4689800.
Recent NewsFeb 27 - February 27, 2018 News Update
Feb 20 - February 20, 2018 News Update
Feb 13 - February 13, 2018 News Update
Feb 6 - February 6, 2018 News Update
Jan 30 - January 30, 2018 News Update
Jan 23 - January 23, 2018 News Update
Jan 16 - January 16, 2018 News Update
Jan 9 - January 9, 2018 News Update
Jan 2 - January 2, 2018 News Update
Dec 26 - December 26, 2017 News Update
Dec 19 - December 19, 2017 News Update
Dec 8 - New technique scours the genome for genes that combat disease
Dec 8 - Restless sleep may be an early sign of Parkinson's, dementia
Dec 1 - Defects in cell's 'waste disposal system' linked to Parkinson's
Dec 1 - Dual virtual reality/treadmill exercises promote brain plasticity in Parkinson's patients
Nov 17 - 'Moving Day' participant is not letting young-onset Parkinson's disease stop him
Nov 17 - Focused ultrasound shows promise for treating Parkinson's tremor
Nov 17 - New research to target air pollution as a potential trigger for Parkinson’s
Nov 17 - This device will let you feel what it's like to suffer from Parkinson's
Nov 10 - How does Parkinson's disease influence depression?