The Book

Inspired by her father’s interaction with her children, Rasheda Ali wrote this book to address most commonly asked questions from children who may not understand why their loved ones with Parkinson’s disease behave in certain ways. Written for adults to read to children, the book encourages dialogue through the use of colorful illustrations, situations depicting symptoms, and interactive questions. Medical facts are provided at the end of each page to help readers answer children’s questions with greater ease and specific terms are explained in the margin on each page.What makes this book different from other books on Parkinson’s disease is that as a tool to enable children to understand the behavior of their loved ones with PD. There is nothing comparable to it in the marketplace. The book will very likely become ‘the’ children’s resource for information on Parkinson’s disease.  I’ll Hold Your Hand So You Won’t Fall: A Child’s Guide to Parkinson’s Diseases is essential reading for children and families/caregivers with children that have relatives or loved ones suffering from Parkinson’s disease.


“A beautifully written and illustrated guide. Provides parents with a format to answer their children’s questions.  A highly recommended read”-, Jan 2005

“Rasheda Ali brings home the profound liberation of a child’s innate willingness to accept disease without fear.”
Michael J. Fox,


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