Parkinson's Disease and the Family

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 222 pages
Too often, with Parkinson's disease, a loved one serves as medical interpreter, patient advocate, and caregiver. Sharma and Richman draw on the latest research and clinical practice techniques to offer valuable suggestions for managing patient care and, perhaps more important, for healing the family unit.
 

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PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND THE FAMILY Nutan Sharma, M.D. and Elaine Richman, Ph.D. Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder characterized by tremor, stiffness and slow gait. It affects 500,000 people ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 What Is Parkinsons Disease?
4
2 The Diagnosis
19
3 Risk Factors
50
4 Treatment
58
5 Treatment Challenges and Setbacks
89
6 Finding the Help You Need
97
7 Preserving Intimacy
106
11 Clinical Trials
152
12 Communicating with Your Treatment Team
162
13 When LongTerm Arrangements Are Required
170
14 The Wedding
181
Resources
189
Notes
199
Glossary
201
References
211

8 Depression
113
9 Dementia
130
10 Alternative Therapies
139

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Elaine Richman, Ph.D., is President ofRichman Associates, LLC, in Baltimore, Maryland.

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