Ask the Doctor About Parkinson's Disease

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Derived from the National Parkinson Foundation's website column "Ask the Doctor" this book answers frequently asked questions about Parkinson's disease in depth. Useful for caregivers, family members, and individuals living with PD, Ask the Doctor About Parkinson's Disease informs, empowers, and reassures readers with solutions and advice to their most pressing concerns. No topic is too simple or too complex. Written by two of the most recognized experts in the field, Drs. Okun and Fernandez answer questions in ...
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Overview

Derived from the National Parkinson Foundation's website column "Ask the Doctor" this book answers frequently asked questions about Parkinson's disease in depth. Useful for caregivers, family members, and individuals living with PD, Ask the Doctor About Parkinson's Disease informs, empowers, and reassures readers with solutions and advice to their most pressing concerns. No topic is too simple or too complex. Written by two of the most recognized experts in the field, Drs. Okun and Fernandez answer questions in easy-to-understand language and address topics such as:
  • Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?
  • Can stem cells cure Parkinson's disease?
  • Why don't the drugs work for my walking problem?
  • Why is a virus safe as a treatment for Parkinson's disease?
  • Is there a drug that protects against the disease's progression?
  • I have all the symptoms of PD but no tremor, can I still have the disease?
  • And much more

Ask the Doctor About Parkinson's Disease is the perfect reference for individuals living PD, or for loved ones too embarrassed to ask questions.

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Reviewer: Joseph I Sirven, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: Intended for patients afflicted with Parkinson's disease and their families, this book uses a question and answer format derived from websites, patient forums, and in- person Q & A sessions. In this way, the book literally surveys nearly all aspects of Parkinson's disease.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as a resource for Parkinson's disease patients and their caregivers.
Audience: The question and answer format provides easy accessibility and readability to the lay audience. The authors are well known authorities in the field.
Features: Chapters cover motor and nonmotor symptoms, therapy, alternative and complementary treatments, surgery, and the research horizon. Of particular interest is the discussion on the 10 things the future holds for treating Parkinson's disease.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and anyone who is looking for the latest information on Parkinson's disease.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Joseph I. Sirven, MD(Mayo Clinic Hospital)
Description:Intended for patients afflicted with Parkinson's disease and their families, this book uses a question and answer format derived from websites, patient forums, and in- person Q & A sessions. In this way, the book literally surveys nearly all aspects of Parkinson's disease.
Purpose:The purpose is to serve as a resource for Parkinson's disease patients and their caregivers.
Audience:The question and answer format provides easy accessibility and readability to the lay audience. The authors are well known authorities in the field.
Features:Chapters cover motor and nonmotor symptoms, therapy, alternative and complementary treatments, surgery, and the research horizon. Of particular interest is the discussion on the 10 things the future holds for treating Parkinson's disease.
Assessment:This is an excellent resource for patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and anyone who is looking for the latest information on Parkinson's disease.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932603811
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/17/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 787,262
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Hubert H. Fernandez, MD is an Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Movement Disorders Center, and Co-Director of the Residency Training Program, Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, FL. He writes for the National Parkinson Foundation's "Ask the Doctor."

Michael S. Okun, MD is Adelaide Lackner Associate Professor and the current National Medical Director of the National Parkinson Foundation. He is the Co-Director of the Movement Disorders Center located within the McKnight Brain Institute and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He writes for the National Parkinson Foundation's "Ask the Doctor."

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Parkinson's Disease: What Is It?
2. Adjusting to Life With Parkinson's Disease
3. Motor Symptoms
4. Nonmotor Symptoms
5. Pharmacological Approaches to Treatment
6. Alternative and Complementary Approaches to Treatment
7. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Treatment
8. Surgical Approaches to Treatment
9. Stem Cells, Gene Therapy, Transplants, and Other Medical Treatments
10. Ten Things on the Horizon for Treating Parkinson's Disease
Appendix
Resources
Further Reading
About the Authors
Index
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