In recent years, new treatments have vastly improved the lives of people with Parkinson's disease by substantially reducing the occurrence of symptoms and significantly delaying the onset of disabilities. Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families offers ways to help maintain a good quality of life while living with Parkinson's disease. The book helps readers to understand the disorder and offers guidelines for how to work in partnership with a physician to develop effective coping skills and make educated choices when considering the 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 offer detailed information on the use of medications as well as on diet, exercise, complementary therapies, and surgery.
Symptoms of Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders
Q&A section addressing the most commonly asked questions
Diet, exercise, and complementary therapies
New surgical therapies
Practical issues of insurance, employment, health care choices, and coping
Information on medications and side effects