Shaken

This portrayal of the realities of Parkinson's disease accurately and emotionally combats the myth that Parkinson's is a chronic, manageable disease of the elderly. Denver Colorado native Paul Schroder graduated at the top of his class in electrical engineering and had a bright future befo...

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Corporate Author: Lila Films.
Other Authors: Fryer, Deborah J.
Format: Movie DVD
Language:English
Published:[Boulder, Colo.] : Lila Films, c2006.
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Uniform Title:Shaken
Summary:This portrayal of the realities of Parkinson's disease accurately and emotionally combats the myth that Parkinson's is a chronic, manageable disease of the elderly. Denver Colorado native Paul Schroder graduated at the top of his class in electrical engineering and had a bright future before him. At age 33, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. After a decade of being on medication--growing increasingly debilitated--he decides that bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery is preferable to sitting on the couch like a vegetable for the rest of his life. While Paul lies awake on the operating table, doctors implant electrodes in his brain and a neurostimulation device underneath his collarbone. The results of this electrifying surgery are mysterious, miraculous, and bittersweet.
Language Notes:Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
General Notes:Special feature: Song written by Paul Schroder and performed by James Schrader.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits:Editor, Hanneh Rudkilde ; cinematography, Deborah J. Fryer.
System Details:DVD.
Production Credits:Editor, Hanneh Rudkilde ; cinematography, Deborah J. Fryer.