Navigating Life with Parkinson's Disease

Navigating Life with Parkinson's Disease

by Sotirios Parashos, Rose Wichmann
     
 

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Here is a marvelous guide for anyone affected by Parkinson's disease—patients, caregivers, family members, and friends. Containing the most up-to-date information on the disease, one of the most common neurological disorders, it discusses the available treatments and provides practical advice on how to manage the disease in the long term. Emphasizing

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Here is a marvelous guide for anyone affected by Parkinson's disease—patients, caregivers, family members, and friends. Containing the most up-to-date information on the disease, one of the most common neurological disorders, it discusses the available treatments and provides practical advice on how to manage the disease in the long term. Emphasizing life-style adjustments that will provide a better quality of life and moderate the burden for patients and their loved ones, the book answers many questions and clarifies misunderstandings regarding the disease. Written by two experts on Parkinson's disease and a freelance journalist, the book is approachable and easily understandable. Question and answer sections are provided, while "hot topics" are highlighted for easy visibility. The authors have also included true patient stories that will both inspire and instruct, and they have addressed several topics often not mentioned in physician-directed disease management, such as how to talk to family and friends about one's life with Parkinson's.

Editorial Reviews

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"It will be especially helpful to the newly diagnosed and to their partners, family members, friends, and colleagues." —PD Community Blog

Library Journal
Physician Parashos and physical therapist Rosemary L. Wichmann (both of Struthers Parkinson's Ctr., Park-Nicollet Methodist Hosp., Golden Valley, MN), along with journalist Todd Melby, provide readers with a well-written overview of Parkinson's disease. They begin by describing the condition's symptoms, diagnosis, and management. Covering both well- and lesser-known symptoms, the book also provides a helpful overview of medications, surgery options, and rehabilitation therapy. Patients and caregivers will find great tips on using assistive devices and adaptive equipment and can learn about management of specific symptoms of the disease such as drooling, difficulty swallowing, bladder control, and cognitive impairment. The book contains suggested lifestyle tips, caregiver advice, a list of online resources, and a helpful glossary of medical terms. VERDICT This excellent resource is recommended for patients, relatives, and caregivers.—Dana Ladd, Community Health Education Ctr. & Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Libs., Richmond

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199897780
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Series:
Neurology Now Bks.
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
151,183
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Sotirios Parashos, MD, PhD, is Chair of Medical Research at the Struthers Parkinson's Center of the Park-Nicollet Methodist Hospital in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Rose Wichmann, PT, is a physical therapist and manager of the Struthers Parkinson's Center in
Golden Valley, Minnesota, part of Park Nicollet Health Services.

Todd Melby is a reporter, radio journalist, and writer. He is a senior producer at 2 below zero, a non-profit dedicated to producing documentaries.

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