Caring for the Parkinson Patient: A Practical Guide

Caring for the Parkinson Patient: A Practical Guide

by J. Thomas Hutton
     
 

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New treatments and advances in therapy for the ravages of Parkinson's disease are constantly being researched and perfected for patients, yet those afflicted still must endure tremors, poor balance, speech problems, and lessened psychological well-being. Patients and families need the most up-to-date information available to improve quality of care and life.

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New treatments and advances in therapy for the ravages of Parkinson's disease are constantly being researched and perfected for patients, yet those afflicted still must endure tremors, poor balance, speech problems, and lessened psychological well-being. Patients and families need the most up-to-date information available to improve quality of care and life.

This new, second edition of Caring for the Parkinson Patient covers a variety of topics, providing information and helpful suggestions for patients, families, and caregivers to aid them as they grapple with this chronic, debilitating neurological disorder. Sixteen accessible and information-packed essays by noted contributors address diagnosis and treatment, new research, communication, physical/ occupational therapy, nursing care, problems faced by the caregiver, emotional changes, "neurorehab," prevention of falls, sleep problems, surgery, community supports, the family, sexuality, and safe home environments.

With a wealth of information, practical advice, and encouragement, Caring for the Parkinson Patient is an indispensable resource guide for all those touched by Parkinson's disease.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder that afflicts at least 500,000 Americans over the age of 45. Neither cause nor cure has been found, although some progress has been made in treatment of symptoms. This is the first book written for patients, families, and caregivers, and it is extremely well done. Comprehensive information on the course of the disease, possible complications, and current research is combined with very practical chapters on medication, exercise, and emotional support. Very highly recommended. --Evelyn L. Mott, Palm Beach Cty. P.L. System, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Booknews
This volume comprises 14 essays written with the non-professional in mind. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573926843
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
251
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

J. Thomas Hutton is in the private practice of neurology and directs the Neurology Research and Education Center as well as the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at Covenant Health System in Lubbock, Texas.
Raye Lynne Dippel is a clinical and lifespan developmental psychologist in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Hutton and Dippel also edited Caring for the Alzheimer Patient.

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