The New Parkinson S Disease Treatment Book

Autor: J. Eric Ahlskog (MD, PhD.)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190231866
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As many as one million Americans, including Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali, suffer from Parkinson's Disease. Now, a leader in the fight against Parkinson's, Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog of the Mayo Clinic, has revised and updated his definitive guide for patients and their families. Dr. Ahlskog offers a crystal-clear, nuts-and-bolts approach to the treatment of PD, distilled from more than 30 years of experience as a clinician and researcher. His goal is to educate patients so that they can better team with their doctors to do battle with the disease, streamlining the decision-making process and enhancing their treatment. To do this, Dr. Ahlskog offers a gold mine of information: How do I know if I have PD? What kinds of tests can I take? What medications slow the progress of the disease? What if medications don't help my tremor? What kinds of movement problems may develop later? How can I cope with insomnia and daytime sleepiness, dizziness and depression, memory problems, paranoia, and delusions? Indeed, the book covers virtually every topic related to Parkinson's, from sexual impotence and skin rashes, to the role of nutrition, exercise, and physical therapy. In addition, Dr. Ahlskog discusses brain surgery (though he urges that patients only consider this as a last resort) and such experimental therapies as stem cell transplantation and gene therapy. There are also lists of support and advocacy groups and Web sites that focus on Parkinson's. The ultimate guide to symptoms and treatment, this thoroughly updated Second Edition is the first place patients should turn for reliable, easy-to-grasp information on Parkinson's disease.

The New Parkinson S Disease Treatment Book

Autor: J. Eric Ahlskog, PhD, MD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190231882
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The fundamental guide to the most effective treatments for Parkinson's Disease, from a Mayo Clinic doctor with thirty years of clinical and research experience. In this second edition follow-up to the extremely successful first edition, Dr. Ahlskog draws on thirty years of clinical experience to present the definitive guide to dealing with all aspects of Parkinson's Disease, from treatment options and side effects to the impact of the disease on caregivers and family. Dr. Ahlskog's goal is to educate patients so that they can better team up with their doctors to do battle with the disease, streamlining the decision-making process and enhancing their treatment. To do this, Dr. Ahlskog offers a gold mine of information, distilled from his years of experience treating people with Parkinson's at the Mayo Clinic. In addition to providing a comprehensive account of Parkinson's medications, this book also examines additional aspects of treatment, such as the role of nutrition, exercise, and physical therapy. Although many commendable texts have been written on the subject of Parkinson's Disease, their discussions of treatment have not been in depth. Dr. Ahlskog sifts through aspects of the disease in order to give the reader a comprehensive sense of Parkinson's and the best available treatment options. With a broader understanding of the disease and the available options, patients are able to make more informed choices, and doctors are able to provide more tailored care. This book delivers hopeful, helpful, and extensive information to all parties concerned: patients, caregivers, and doctors. The ultimate guide to symptoms and treatment, this thoroughly updated second edition is the first place patients should turn for reliable, easy-to-grasp information on Parkinson's Disease.

Parkinson S Disease

Autor: William J. Weiner
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 142141077X
File Size: 50,53 MB
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Recent innovations, including deep brain stimulation and new medications, have significantly improved the lives of people who have Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless, patients and families continue to face many challenges. They have long relied on this book for reliable advice about medical, emotional, and physical issues. Bringing this trusted guide up to date, three expert neurologists describe • New understandings gained by five years of additional research on Parkinson’s disease• New focus on the importance of exercise• New information about imaging techniques such as SPECT Scan and DATScan that are aiding in the diagnosis• New findings about the genetics of the disease• Promising uses of new technologies such as tablet devices for people who have trouble communicating• Information about impulse control disorders caused by some drugs used to address the symptoms of the disease• A complete update on treatments such as medications, surgery, and more

The Parkinson S Disease Treatment Book

Autor: J. Eric Ahlskog
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195171938
File Size: 71,87 MB
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A leader in the fight against Parkinson's has written the definitive guide for patients and their families, offering a crystal-clear, nuts-and-bolts approach to the treatment of PD, distilled from over 20 years of experience as a clinician and researcher.

Parkinson S Disease Treatment Guide For Physicians

Autor: J. Eric Ahlskog
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195371771
File Size: 57,93 MB
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"In this book, Dr. Ahlskog provides a logical, comprehensive, and efficacious treatment approach to all aspects of this disorder. He tells the reader which drugs work best for specific problems and how to dose. Where controversies threaten to paralyze therapeutic options, he addresses these with available data, ultimately settling on those choices that can best be defended by experience and published evidence. A discussion of the role for deep brain stimulation surgery and criteria for patient selection are provided. Although focused on therapeutics, this book covers the broad needs of clinicians including diagnosing and differentiating PD from similar conditions. Testing and counseling issues are discussed in detail."--BOOK JACKET.

Navigating Life With Parkinson S Disease

Autor: Sotirios A. Parashos
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199897786
File Size: 79,98 MB
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Navigating Life with Parkinson's Disease is a guide for anyone affected by Parkinson's—patients, family members, friends, and caregivers. Containing the most up-to-date information on the disease, one of the most common nervous system diseases, it also 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, Navigating Life with Parkinson's Disease empowers patients and their families with the necessary information to take charge of their health care.

Understanding Parkinson S Disease

Autor: David L. Cram
Publisher: Addicus Books
ISBN: 1936374641
File Size: 25,34 MB
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Addressing a disease that affects half a million Americans today--with 100,000 new cases diagnosed annually--this reference emphasizes how treatment and education are vital to maintaining the best quality of life possible. Coauthored by a former physician who has lived with Parkinson's for 20 years, this handbook discusses both the basics of the disease, for which there is no "cure," and ways that patients can stay active and maintain independence. Additional topics include symptoms and stages, treatment options, the role of self-help, the emotional side of the illness, day-to-day coping, benefits of exercise, choosing the right doctor, and care for caregivers. Going beyond standard medical information, this unique study also offers a sense of hope, featuring inspirational quotes from dozens of Parkinson's patients.

The New Parkinson S Treatment

Autor: Melissa McConaghy
Publisher: PD Warrior
ISBN: 0987309358
File Size: 73,55 MB
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The New Parkinson's Treatment: Exercise is Medicine is a must read if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. Exercise cannot be underestimated for its role in slowing Parkinson's down. This book introduces the seven key concepts to help you get the most out of your exercise program, as well as easy strategies and hints to keep you motivated. Based on cutting edge research and tested extensively by Australian physiotherapists, this exercise program has been designed to bring out your inner warrior - your PD Warrior! The PD Warrior philosophy is that exercise, education, community, and a life-long commitment to fighting the symptoms of Parkinson's can help you develop a greater state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Neurologists and other health professionals are referring to PD Warrior as a game-changer and, since its launch in Australia in 2012, it has grown exponentially, with extremely successful outcomes and widespread popularity. PD Warrior is not a cure, it's your chance to take control. Start PD Warrior now, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Parkinson S Disease Treatment Guide For Physicians

Autor: J. Eric Ahlskog
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195371771
File Size: 57,18 MB
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"In this book, Dr. Ahlskog provides a logical, comprehensive, and efficacious treatment approach to all aspects of this disorder. He tells the reader which drugs work best for specific problems and how to dose. Where controversies threaten to paralyze therapeutic options, he addresses these with available data, ultimately settling on those choices that can best be defended by experience and published evidence. A discussion of the role for deep brain stimulation surgery and criteria for patient selection are provided. Although focused on therapeutics, this book covers the broad needs of clinicians including diagnosing and differentiating PD from similar conditions. Testing and counseling issues are discussed in detail."--BOOK JACKET.

The Parkinson S Playbook

Autor: Robert Smith
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 1578267099
File Size: 11,10 MB
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The Parkinson’s Playbook puts the power in your hands, giving you the knowledge you need to proactively defend yourself against the progression of Parkinson’s disease with energy, vitality, and confidence. The diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is not an easy one. In The Parkinson’s Playbook, author Robert Smith has prepared an enlightening and engaging “playbook” to help you tackle Parkinson’s head on, including a pro-active offense of lifestyle improvements and defensive measures including cutting-edge medications and natural healing techniques. The Parkinson’s Playbook makes you the MVP of your life—so get out there and win! Also featured in The Parkinson’s Playbook: • How to assemble a line-up of medical and emotional support systems • Learn the importance of exercise to boost strength and relieve stress • Effective, easy-to-implement diet changes for well-being ...and so much more, all with the unique patient’s perspective of the author’s personal experiences fighting—and winning—against his disease.