Caring for the Parkinson Patient: A Practical Guide

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J. Thomas Hutton, Raye Lynne Dippel
Prometheus Books, 1999 - Medical - 251 pages
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New treatments and advances in therapy for the ravages of Parkinson's disease are constantly being researched and perfected for patients, yet those afflicted still must endure tremors, poor balance, speech problems, and lessened psychological well-being. Patients and families need the most up-to-date information available to improve quality of care and life.
This new, second edition of "Caring for the Parkinson Patient" covers a variety of topics, providing information and helpful suggestions for patients, families, and caregivers to aid them as they grapple with this chronic, debilitating neurological disorder. Sixteen accessible and information-packed essays by noted contributors address diagnosis and treatment, new research, communication, physical/ occupational therapy, nursing care, problems faced by the caregiver, emotional changes, "neurorehab," prevention of falls, sleep problems, surgery, community supports, the family, sexuality, and safe home environments.
With a wealth of information, practical advice, and encouragement, "Caring for the Parkinson Patient" is an indispensable resource guide for all those touched by Parkinson's disease.

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Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder that afflicts at least 500,000 Americans over the age of 45. Neither cause nor cure has been found, although some progress has been made in treatment of ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
7
Emotional Changes in Parkinsons Disease
30
Parkinsons Disease and the Family
44
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About the author (1999)

J. Thomas Hutton is in the private practice of neurology and directs the Neurology Research and Education Center as well as the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at Covenant Health System in Lubbock, Texas.
Raye Lynne Dippel is a clinical and lifespan developmental psychologist in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Hutton and Dippel also edited Caring for the Alzheimer Patient.

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