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Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center 100 Questions and Answers about Parkinson Disease

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ISBN-10: 0763772534

ISBN-13: 9780763772536

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Abraham Lieberman

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Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, or are a friend or relative of someone suffering from Parkinson Disease, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center 100 Questions & Answers About Parkinson Disease, Second Edition gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options and quality of life, and provides sources of support from both the doctorrsquo;s and patientrsquo;s viewpoints. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of Parkinson Disease. All royalties of this book are donated to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center www.maprc.com
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 11/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Foreword
About the Author
Most Frequently Asked Questions
Questions 1-12 answer commonly asked questions regarding Parkinson disease, such as:
What is Parkinson disease?
What causes Parkinson disease?
What are the stages of Parkinson disease?
Tell Me More
Questions 13-27 discuss the symptoms and physical effects of Parkinson disease, as well as what to expect when you visit a neurologist:
What are the main symptoms of Parkinson disease?
Is difficulty speaking part of Parkinson disease?
I am seeing a neurologist-what should I expect?
What do I do after I�ve been diagnosed with Parkinson disease?
Things You Should Know
Questions 28-38 review the progressive patterns of and physical changes brought on by Parkinson disease, including:
Why does Parkinson disease get worse?
What is freezing of gait?
Why am I having difficulty swallowing?
The First Five Years After You�re Diagnosed
Questions 39-56 offer advice on what to expect during the first five years post diagnosis, including drug information and emotional changes, such as:
What is the goal of treatment?
What is a dopamine agonist?
I have Parkinson disease-why me?
As a care-partner, how can I cope with my partner's Parkinson disease?
The Next Six to Thirty Years After Diagnosis
Questions 57-75 review drug treatment options as well as common psychological issues facing patients with Parkinson disease:
What is levodopa/carbidopa?
What are Comtan and Tasmar?
What are symptoms of depression in Parkinson disease and how is it treated?
What Else Should I Know?
Questions 76-100 present additional information on treatment options and on how to maintain a high quality of life while living with Parkinson disease, including:
What is deep brain stimulation?
What is the role of gene therapy in Parkinson disease treatment?
How can I make my home safer?
When will there be a cure?
Appendix
Glossary
Index