This ‘easy-to-follow’ anthology brings together leading international medical and healthcare specialists who work with different aspects of Parkinson’s Disease. It presents an integrated, team-based approach to the best possible management of people with Parkinson’s disease, aiming to optimise function and wellbeing. Those with the illness, their caregivers, as well as physicians and healthcare professionals, are empowered to make educated, scientifically-based choices about the latest supportive therapies.
This encyclopaedic work presents individual essays covering the Use of Drugs, Surgical Neurology, Anaesthesia, Nutritional Therapy, Bowel and Muscle Function, Self-esteem, Stress Control, Sexuality, Pregnancy, Acupuncture, Electromagnetic Therapy, Carer’s Needs as well as many other areas of interest.
“This volume contains a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge which will be of benefit to all those in the world of Parkinson’s Disease”
Professor Leslie Findley, Medical Adviser to the European Parkinson’s Disease Association, UK
“The book is fabulous! The book ‘Parkinson’s Disease – The Way Forward!’ is an exciting one because it really looks at Parkinson’s from an entire life perspective”
Jo Rosen, President, Parkinson’s Resource Organisation, USA
“I have read the whole book and found it to be a super help for both doctors and healthcare professionals, patients and carers. Honestly, I have not read such a detailed and multi-disciplinary book, so far. It is truly the way forward!”
Dr Irena Rektorová, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Brno University, Czech Republic
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read the whole book, which I found a super help for both Doctors and Healthcare Professionals as well as for Patients and Carers. Honestly I haven¿t read such a detailed and multidisciplinary book so far. Eminent medical and allied healthcare professionals have contributed to the information in this book and all statements are backed up by scientific references. This is just a brief overview of how I see the whole book which is modern, comprehensive, practical and I think it really is ¿The way forward!¿ There are all the possible medical chapters involved including diagnosis, the difference between young and older onset, treatment (very comprehensive and good). I find it wonderful that all the chapters are also translated into non-medical language in addition to medical text, with practical aspects given for and by Patients, Carers, Nurse Specialists, etc. All possible Tests are explained including PET and SPECT and other (Biochemical) laboratory tests. Surgery is written in the best multidisciplinary and complex way I have ever read. Super! Even Anaesthesiology and Podiatric Surgery are involved. I very much enjoyed how much stress and volume is given to Nutrition, which even included recipes and dietary recommendations for healthy food, gaining or losing weight, overcoming problems with chewing, swallowing, etc. I didn't know about Glutathione, which is mentioned, with the references too. A lot of space is given to sexual life in PD. This is great and provides a lot of information, which is very useful and new for me too. Also Traditional Chinese Medicine aspects are mentioned including Acupuncture. I found this interesting since it is not my field and I appreciate it. Depression and other psychiatric problems are explained and ways for management provided, not only medically but also from the psychologist's point of view. All the health care professionals including PD Nurse Specialist, Physiotherapist, Speech and Occupational Therapist, etc. have their brief articles. Their role is explained and the need for them pointed out. Aspects such as communication are nicely written. Other problems such as Osteopathy and problems that occur especially in Older People are mentioned, which is very useful. A lot of Exercise is described with pictures, which is very practical. Even Patients¿ and Carers¿ Points of View are not omitted! To repeat what I said before - this is just a brief overview of how I see the whole book which is modern, comprehensive, practical and I think it really is ¿The way forward!¿