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

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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.

 

About Dr. William J. Weiner MD

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William J. Weiner, M.D., is the director of the Maryland Parkinson's Disease Center and a professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the author of numerous books and papers on Parkinson's disease. Lisa M. Shulman, M.D., is an associate professor of neurology at the University of Maryland and the Rosalyn Newman Scholar of Clinical Research in Parkinson's Disease. Anthony E. Lang, M.D., F.R.C.P. is a professor of neurology and holds the Jack Clark Chair in Parkinson's Disease Research at the University of Toronto and is the director of the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Center at Toronto Western Hospital, as well as the editor of the journal Movement Disorders.
 
Published April 6, 2001 by The Johns Hopkins University Press. 272 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Parenting & Relationships, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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