Fast Facts Parkinson s Disease

This practical handbook reflects the importance of addressing non-motor symptoms, the need for multidisciplinary care and the use of tools that empower patients.

Fast Facts  Parkinson s Disease

Effective multidisciplinary management and support of patients with Parkinson’s disease can have an enormously positive effect on quality of life, and that’s the focus throughout this refreshingly readable resource. With the patient’s experience at its core, 'Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease' takes the non-specialist through the patient’s Parkinson’s journey from unexplained prodromal symptoms to palliative support. It includes: • the latest diagnostic techniques • effective management strategies for both motor and non-motor complications • neurosurgical treatments and candidate assessment • the latest pharmacological developments • multidisciplinary palliative care. This practical handbook reflects the importance of addressing non-motor symptoms, the need for multidisciplinary care and the use of tools that empower patients. It is a truly useful and unique resource that will help all doctors, nurses and therapists to provide the best possible care for their patients with Parkinson’s disease or related disorders.

Fast Facts

Fast Facts


Parkinson s Disease

Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1982, there have been radical changes in our understanding of Parkinson's disease, its treatment, and in social attitudes towards the condition.

Parkinson s Disease

Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1982, there have been radical changes in our understanding of Parkinson's disease, its treatment, and in social attitudes towards the condition. This new edition discusses these changes, presenting revised and updated information in answer to questions commonly asked by both patients and their families. It covers the history of the illness, the evolution of medical knowledge, the signs and symptoms of the disease, and how it is treated, including such radical new therapies as brain implants. The book also offers practical advice on living with Parkinsonism. It is the only such book to be written at a level easily accessible to nonspecialists.

The Encyclopedia of Parkinson s Disease

Explains the complex issues and topics related to Parkinson's, including etiology, surgeries, research, medical terms, and much more.

The Encyclopedia of Parkinson s Disease

Explains the complex issues and topics related to Parkinson's, including etiology, surgeries, research, medical terms, and much more.

Parkinson Disease Facts And Information

Some of the need to know facts within this book: Parkinson’s Disease - The Shaking Palsy, Why Is Parkinson's Disease Difficult To Diagnose?, Who Gets Parkinson's Disease?, What Are The Factors That Effect Diagnoses?

Parkinson Disease     Facts And Information

First described as ``shaking palsy'' the disease that now bears his name, medical science has thus far been unable to unravel the cause or causes of most Parkinson's cases or to devise a cure. Nonetheless, dramatic progress has been made in treating the disease, which is known to afflict about half a million older Americans. Some of the need to know facts within this book: Parkinson’s Disease - The Shaking Palsy, Why Is Parkinson's Disease Difficult To Diagnose?, Who Gets Parkinson's Disease?, What Are The Factors That Effect Diagnoses?, Gender, Ethnicity, Heredity, Cigarette Smokers, Coffee Drinkers, Parkinson's Disease Are Some People Predisposed To It?, Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease, 5 Stages Of Parkinson's Disease, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5, Recognizing Changing Symptoms In Parkinson's Disease May Help Patients To Better Manage, Their Condition, Coping With Depression After A Parkinson's Diagnosis, Is There A Correlation Between Parkinson’s Disease And Sleep Disorders?

Fast Facts Treatment Optimization of Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson s Disease

Although dopaminergic medication is the most effective treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), its long-term use is associated with debilitating motor fluctuations.

Fast Facts  Treatment Optimization of Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson s Disease

Although dopaminergic medication is the most effective treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), its long-term use is associated with debilitating motor fluctuations. Patients may not spontaneously seek assistance when fluctuations develop, so strategies need to be put in place to identify and alleviate motor dysfunction. This concise resource will increase readers’ awareness of: • the different types of motor fluctuation, why they occur and how to recognize them • the drugs that can be added to levodopa to reduce fluctuations • advanced and emerging therapies that will help to improve outcomes. No two patients with PD are alike in their disease progression or response to treatment. This 'Fast Facts' title provides the information healthcare professionals need to provide effective individualized care that will improve their patients’ quality of life.

Fast Facts Psychosis in Parkinson s Disease

Focusing on the most common side effects of PD medications, namely visual hallucinations and delusions, this highly readable handbook will increase readers’ awareness of: • the various presentations of psychosis in PD • modifiable ...

Fast Facts  Psychosis in Parkinson s Disease

Psychosis affects nearly 50% of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It is a major therapeutic challenge, as a balance needs to be found between the PD medications that can exacerbate psychotic symptoms and the antipsychotics that may worsen motor function. Focusing on the most common side effects of PD medications, namely visual hallucinations and delusions, this highly readable handbook will increase readers’ awareness of: • the various presentations of psychosis in PD • modifiable risk factors • prescribing that balances the benefits and potential harms. Detailed case studies and evidence-based guidance for practical application make 'Fast Facts: Psychosis in Parkinson’s Disease' an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals responsible for the outpatient care of patients with PD, including neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, psychiatric nurse practitioners, specialist PD nurses and primary care providers.

The Encyclopedia of Parkinson s Disease

The Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease provides up-to-date information on this serious condition.

The Encyclopedia of Parkinson s Disease

The Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease provides up-to-date information on this serious condition. More than 600 detailed entries cover characteristics of the disease, as well as prevention, key medical terms, current research and treatment, helpful organizations, and much more. Extensive appendixes include lists of organizations and web-sites for further information on Parkinson's disease, research and training centers, workplace accommodations, and a state-by-state Medicaid office directory. The Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease is a resource for those suffering from Parkinson's and for their families or anyone in need of information on the disease's causes and symptoms.

Fast Facts

This highly readable handbook covers: the latest genetic discoveries; new diagnostic techniques, including transcranial ultrasound; long-term complications and their management; neurosurgical treatments and candidate assessment; new ...

Fast Facts

Most textbooks on Parkinson’s disease focus on specific elements of management such as the treatment of motor symptoms, yet there is an overwhelming body of evidence and patient testimony that supports the need for information on holistic care. This beautifully illustrated third edition of Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease addresses all aspects of patient care, including the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach, and the assessment and treatment of non-motor symptoms. This highly readable handbook covers:- The latest genetic discoveries- New diagnostic techniques, including transcranial ultrasound- Long-term complications and their management- Neurosurgical treatments and candidate assessment- New clinical trial data on neuroprotective therapies- The most recent additions to the pharmacological armamentarium.Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease provides doctors, nurses and therapists with rapid access to the most up-to-date relevant information, with the aim of providing optimum care and improving the lives of all patients with Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

Parkinson s Disease

Parkinson s Disease


Fast Facts Psychosis in Parkinson s Disease

Diagnostic criteria for psychosis in Parkinson's disease: report of an NINDS, NIMH work group. Mov Disord 2007;22:1061–8. 2. ... Accuracy of screening instruments for detection of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Parkinson's disease.

Fast Facts  Psychosis in Parkinson s Disease

Psychosis affects nearly 50% of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It is a major therapeutic challenge, as a balance needs to be found between the PD medications that can exacerbate psychotic symptoms and the antipsychotics that may worsen motor function. Focusing on the most common side effects of PD medications, namely visual hallucinations and delusions, this highly readable handbook will increase readers’ awareness of: • the various presentations of psychosis in PD • modifiable risk factors • prescribing that balances the benefits and potential harms. Detailed case studies and evidence-based guidance for practical application make 'Fast Facts: Psychosis in Parkinson’s Disease' an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals responsible for the outpatient care of patients with PD, including neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, psychiatric nurse practitioners, specialist PD nurses and primar

Parkinson s Disease

Parkinson's disease, first described by James Parkinson in 1817, is one of the most important disabling conditions of later life.

Parkinson s Disease

Parkinson's disease, first described by James Parkinson in 1817, is one of the most important disabling conditions of later life. It is estimated to affect one per cent of 70-year-olds, but is also seen in younger people, with ten per cent of cases occurring before the age of 50. Proper care of patients with Parkinson's disease requires many different healthcare professionals to work together as a team and research into parkinsonism continues at an ever-increasing pace. Patients need to be reassured that those involved in their care have access to reliable information and that the treatment and care they receive is the best available. The aim of Fast Facts: Parkinson's Disease is to provide doctors, nurses and therapists with the up-to-date information they require to improve the lives of their patients with Parkinson's disease and its related disorders.

Parkinson s Disease Trapped It s a Grey Matter

This book: - Explains why people, who smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, have high cholesterol, and drink too much coffee are actually less likely to get Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson s Disease Trapped   It s a Grey Matter

Parkinson's disease 'Trapped' it's a grey matter Christopher's modern day essay on the shaking palsy both questions and expands our understanding of Parkinson's disease. Accessible and meticulously researched, his observations illuminate the grey matter of brain science. Evans' 20 years of clinical expertise and research skilfully brings together the latest facts on Parkinson's disease research. He examines three regions of the brain and how these relate to symptoms of Parkinson's disease, highlighting insights that lead to the discovery of a unique potential cause. Exploring the effects of trauma and lack of blood supply to the brain, he finds missing pieces to the Parkinson's puzzle. This book: * Explains why people, who smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, have high cholesterol, and drink too much coffee are actually less likely to get Parkinson's disease. * Introduces Evans' neurovascular hypothesis which explains new observations on vascular pathogenesis and brainstem primary involvement. * Presents a controversial new three phase model of neurodegeneration which will challenge our current understanding of Parkinson's disease. It looks deep into the art and science surrounding this contentious medical mystery. * Pushes boundaries of medical science and research in Parkinson's disease to a new level, aiming to untrap or show a way out for people suffering with Parkinson's disease. Ambitious and thought provoking, this is a must-read for Parkinson's disease sufferers who wish for change and cure. Helping you find a way out!

Parkinson s Disease Trapped

This book: • Explains why people, who smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, have high cholesterol, and drink too much coffee are actually less likely to get Parkinson's disease. • Introduces Evans' neurovascular hypothesis which explains new ...

Parkinson s Disease Trapped

Parkinson's disease 'Trapped' it's a grey matter Christopher's modern day essay on the shaking palsy both questions and expands our understanding of Parkinson's disease. Accessible and meticulously researched, his observations illuminate the grey matter of brain science. Evans' 20 years of clinical expertise and research skilfully brings together the latest facts on Parkinson's disease research. He examines three regions of the brain and how these relate to symptoms of Parkinson's disease, highlighting insights that lead to the discovery of a unique potential cause. Exploring the effects of trauma and lack of blood supply to the brain, he finds missing pieces to the Parkinson's puzzle. This book: • Explains why people, who smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, have high cholesterol, and drink too much coffee are actually less likely to get Parkinson's disease. • Introduces Evans' neurovascular hypothesis which explains new observations on vascular pathogenesis and brainstem primary involvement. • Presents a controversial new three phase model of neurodegeneration which will challenge our current understanding of Parkinson's disease. It looks deep into the art and science surrounding this contentious medical mystery. • Pushes boundaries of medical science and research in Parkinson's disease to a new level, aiming to untrap or show a way out for people suffering with Parkinson's disease. Ambitious and thought provoking, this is a must-read for Parkinson's disease sufferers who wish for change and cure. Helping you find a way out!

Parkinson s Disease

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Parkinson s Disease

This books’ coverage ranges from incidence, diagnosis, investigation, drug treatments, non-motor features of Parkinson’s Disease, assessment scales and surgical intervention, to the role of nurses, physio– and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, dieticians, and to the use of complementary medicine.

Handbook of Parkinson s Disease

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Handbook of Parkinson s Disease

Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2014This volume has long prevailed as one of the leading resources on Parkinson's disease (PD). Fully updated with practical and engaging chapters on pathology, neurochemistry, etiology, and breakthrough research, this source spans every essential topic related to the identification, assessment, and treatme

The Neuroscience of Parkinson s Disease

Key facts of autonomic problems in ParkinsonLs disease • Key facts of Lewy bodies: Lewy bodies are a pathological hallmark of PD that contain an aggregated form of alpha-synuclein (SNCA) that is insoluble and has a beta-sheet structure ...

The Neuroscience of Parkinson s Disease

The Neuroscience of Parkinson’s Disease (two volume set) provides a single source of material covering different scientific domains of neuropathology underlying this condition. The book covers a wide range of subjects and unravels the complex relationships between genetics, molecular biology, pharmaceutical chemistry, neurobiology, imaging, assessments, and treatment regimens. The book also fills a much-needed gap as a "one-stop" synopsis of everything to do with the neurology and neuroscience related to Parkinson’s disease—from chemicals and cells to individuals. It is an invaluable resource for neuroscientists, neurologists, and anyone in the field. Offers the most comprehensive coverage of a broad range of topics related to Parkinson's disease Serves as a foundational collection for neuroscientists and neurologists on the biology of disease and brain dysfunction Contains in each chapter an abstract, key facts, mini dictionary of terms, and summary points to aid in understanding Features preclinical and clinical studies to help researchers map out key areas for research and further clinical recommendations Serves as a "one-stop" source for everything you need to know about Parkinson’s disease

Prognosis of Neurological Diseases

This book offers clear, detailed guidance on all aspects of prognostic evaluation in patients who have been involved in a serious accident with neurological consequences or have been diagnosed with a severe neurological illness.

Prognosis of Neurological Diseases

This book offers clear, detailed guidance on all aspects of prognostic evaluation in patients who have been involved in a serious accident with neurological consequences or have been diagnosed with a severe neurological illness. It covers the full range of disorders of the central and the peripheral nervous system, not only providing very accurate prognostic estimates but also addressing relevant clinical issues, differential diagnosis, and the role of imaging. The book is practically oriented and designed for use on a daily basis when assessing prognosis and discussing the outcome with patients, their families, and other interested parties. It will support patient–doctor partnerships by ensuring that the most professional answers can be given to patients' and doctors' questions and by promoting realistic expectations of the effect of medical interventions. In addition, it will enable doctors, lawyers, and other professionals to understand relevant issues when an estimate of prognosis and life expectancy is the subject of legal dispute.

Essential Tremor

'Essential Tremor' is a guide for sufferers to minimising the impact it has on their lives. It provides first-hand advice on the causes of, treatment options for, and methods of coping with this condition.

Essential Tremor

Essential Tremor: The Facts is a practical guide for sufferers designed to minimise the impact the condition has upon their lives. Written by an ET sufferer and a movement disorders specialist, the book provides first-hand information on the causes, treatment options and methods of coping with ET.