Lianna Marie – USA
A trained nurse, Lianna Marie served as her mother’s caregiver and advocate for over twenty years through the many stages of Parkinson’s disease. She founded AllAboutParkinsons.com, an online community that has connected and helped thousands of people with the disease, their families, and their caregivers.Everything You Need to Know About Parkinson’s Disease is written for people recently diagnosed and their family members; Everything You Need to Know About Caregiving for Parkinson’s Disease is a go-to resource for all caregivers of those suffering from Parkinson’s. Both books share the goal of educating and helping everyday people with no specialized training, providing comprehensive information, practicaltips, and guidance about how to deal with the emotional toll of the disease.Marie speaks frequently to fellow caregivers, guardians, and nurse practitioners. Born and raised near Toronto, Marie now lives with her husband in Seattle. When not writing or speaking, she can be found in the swimming pool, training for her next competition. To learn more about Lianna Marie, her upcoming books, and her speaking schedule, visit www.LiannaMarie.com.