Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)

Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) by William J. Weiner

ISBN10: 0801868807
ISBN13: 978-0801868801
Author: William J. Weiner
Title: Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (April 3, 2002)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1654 kb
Size PDF: 1750 kb
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Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences

Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) by William J. Weiner



In recent years, new treatments have vastly improved the lives of people with Parkinson's disease, substantially reducing symptoms and significantly delaying disability. Maintaining good quality of life with Parkinson's disease means understanding the disorder, developing effective coping skills, and making educated choices among an array of treatment options.

Written by leading authorities on movement and neurological disorders, this comprehensive book provides up-to-date information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and management of Parkinson's disease to help people cope with medical, emotional, and practical challenges. Texts, illustrations, and tables provide detailed information on the use of medications as well as diet, exercise, and complementary therapies and surgery.

Topics include:

• Symptoms of Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders

• Q&A section addressing the most commonly asked questions

• Drug treatments

• Diet, exercise, and complementary therapies

• New surgical therapies

• The practical issues of insurance, employment, health care choices, and coping

• Information on medication side effects

Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families helps those who are living with Parkinson's disease make healthy adjustments to profound life changes, develop expertise in self-monitoring and self-management, and become effective partners in shared decision making with family members and medical professionals.


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