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Parkinson's Disease for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Use medications safely and effectively

Get an accurate diagnosis, evaluate treatment options, and manage Parkinson's disease

This positive, straightforward guide offers proven techniques for finding the right doctors, coping with daily issues, and providing care as the disease progresses. The authors cover young onset Parkinson's disease, and detail ways to keep your mind sharp, your body in shape, your stress under control — and live a full, satisfying life.

"We commend [this book's] emphasis on tenets that we at The Michael J. Fox Foundation strive to incorporate into our work: an action orientation, a problem-solving mentality, and the distillation of a great deal of complicated information into clear, logical next steps."

—Deborah W. Brooks, President and CEO of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Discover how to

  • Assemble a top-notch healthcare team
  • Feel better with diet and exercise
  • Maintain your independence
  • Manage your symptoms on the job
  • Pursue alternative therapies
  • Handle later-stage symptoms

Synopsis:

An upbeat, user-friendly guide to coping with the daily issues of Parkinson’ s

An estimated 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’ s Disease are diagnosed each year in the United States. This one-stop guide for people diagnosed with Parkinson’ s and their families provides a no-nonsense approach to coping with the disease and maintaining a positive, take-charge attitude. It provides first-hand advice and practical tools that will empower patients and their caregivers, such as worksheets to assess care options, questions to ask doctors, current listings of care providers, and tip sheets to assist in coping.

Jo Horne (Mequon, WI) is the author of Caregiving: Helping an Aging Loved One and A Survival Guide for Family Caregivers (0-673-24822-4). Michele Tagliati, MD (New York, NY) is Director of the Parkinson’ s Disease Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

Synopsis:

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Parkinson’ s Disease you’ re probably wrestling with fear, despair, and countless questions about the future. It’ s brighter than you think. In Parkinson’ s Disease for Dummies, you’ ll discover how to keep a positive attitude and lead an active, productive life as this user-friendly, guide pilots you through the important steps toward taking charge of your condition. It helps you: Make sure you have an accurate diagnosis Assemble and work with your health care team Inform others about your condition Choose the most effective medications Establish a diet and exercise regimen Consider surgical options, alternative therapies, and clinical trials Maintain healthy personal and professional relationships Adjust your routine as your PD progresses

This one-stop resource provides proven coping skills, first-hand advice, and practical tools, such as worksheets to assess care options, questions to ask doctors, and current listings of care providers.

Synopsis:

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease you’re probably wrestling with fear, despair, and countless questions about the future. It’s brighter than you think. In Parkinson’s Disease for Dummies, you’ll discover how to keep a positive attitude and lead an active, productive life as this user-friendly, guide pilots you through the important steps toward taking charge of your condition. It helps you:
  • Make sure you have an accurate diagnosis
  • Assemble and work with your health care team
  • Inform others about your condition
  • Choose the most effective medications
  • Establish a diet and exercise regimen
  • Consider surgical options, alternative therapies, and clinical trials
  • Maintain healthy personal and professional relationships
  • Adjust your routine as your PD progresses

This one-stop resource provides proven coping skills, first-hand advice, and practical tools, such as worksheets to assess care options, questions to ask doctors, and current listings of care providers.

About the Author

Michele Tagliati, MD, is Director of the Parkinson's Disease Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

Gary N. Guten, MD, MA, is an orthopedic surgeon, author, and Parkinson's patient.

Jo Horne, MA, is the author of three books and a long-distance care partner.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

PART I: UNDERSTANDING PD.

Chapter 1. Parkinson's Disease: The Big Picture.

Chapter 2. Considering Possible Causes and Risk Factors.

Chapter 3. Sizing Up Symptoms, Signs, and Stages.

PART II: MAKING PD PART — BUT NOT ALL — OF YOUR LIFE.

Chapter 4. Getting an Accurate Diagnosis.

Chapter 5. You've Been Diagnosed - Now What?

Chapter 6. Drafting Your Healthcare team and a Game Plan.

Chapter 7. Choosing How and When to Share Your News.

Chapter 8. Special Advice for Those with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease.

PART III: CRAFTING A TREATMENT PLAN JUST FOR YOU.

Chapter 9. Managing PD Symptoms with Prescription Medicines.

Chapter 10. When Surgery Is an Option.

Chapter 11. Considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies.

Chapter 12. The Key Roles of Diet and Exercise.

Chapter 13. Combating Anxiety and Depression.

Chapter 14. Clinical Trials and Y our Role in the Search for a Cure.

PART IV: LIVING WELL WITH PD.

Chapter 15. Maintaining Healthy Relationships.

Chapter 16. PD in the Workplace.

Chapter 17. Adjusting Your Routine as Your PD Progresses.

PART V: COPING WITH ADVANCED PD.

Chapter 18. Facing the Progression of PD Symptoms.

Chapter 19. When Care Partners Become Caregivers.

Chapter 20. Putting Your Financial and Legal House in Order.

Chapter 21. It's Just Bricks and Mortar: Housing Options You Can Live With.

PART VI: THE PART OF TENS.

Chapter 22. Ten Ways to Deal With Difficult Feelings.

Chapter 23. Ten Ways to Care for Your Care Partner.

Chapter 24. Michael J. Fox, Muhammad Ali, and YOU: Ten Ways to Make a Real Difference.

PART VII: APPENDIXES.

Appendix A. Glossary.

Appendix B. Additional Resources.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470073957
Author:
Tagliati, Michel
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Horne, Jo, MA
Author:
Tagliati, Michele, M.d.
Author:
Guten, Gary
Author:
Guten, Gary M. D.
Author:
Gary Guten, MD, MA
Author:
Guten, Gary N.
Author:
Tagliati, Michele
Author:
Jo Horne, MA
Author:
Michele Tagliati, MD
Author:
Guten, Gary, MD, MA
Author:
Brooks, Deborah W.
Author:
Horne, Jo
Subject:
Diseases - Nervous System (incl. Brain)
Subject:
Brain
Subject:
Parkinsonism
Subject:
Neurology - General
Subject:
Brain -- Diseases.
Subject:
Consumer Health Special Topics
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Illnesses
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20110301
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
388
Dimensions:
9.30x7.40x.82 in. 1.26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An upbeat, user-friendly guide to coping with the daily issues of Parkinson’ s

An estimated 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’ s Disease are diagnosed each year in the United States. This one-stop guide for people diagnosed with Parkinson’ s and their families provides a no-nonsense approach to coping with the disease and maintaining a positive, take-charge attitude. It provides first-hand advice and practical tools that will empower patients and their caregivers, such as worksheets to assess care options, questions to ask doctors, current listings of care providers, and tip sheets to assist in coping.

Jo Horne (Mequon, WI) is the author of Caregiving: Helping an Aging Loved One and A Survival Guide for Family Caregivers (0-673-24822-4). Michele Tagliati, MD (New York, NY) is Director of the Parkinson’ s Disease Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

"Synopsis" by , If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Parkinson’ s Disease you’ re probably wrestling with fear, despair, and countless questions about the future. It’ s brighter than you think. In Parkinson’ s Disease for Dummies, you’ ll discover how to keep a positive attitude and lead an active, productive life as this user-friendly, guide pilots you through the important steps toward taking charge of your condition. It helps you: Make sure you have an accurate diagnosis Assemble and work with your health care team Inform others about your condition Choose the most effective medications Establish a diet and exercise regimen Consider surgical options, alternative therapies, and clinical trials Maintain healthy personal and professional relationships Adjust your routine as your PD progresses

This one-stop resource provides proven coping skills, first-hand advice, and practical tools, such as worksheets to assess care options, questions to ask doctors, and current listings of care providers.

"Synopsis" by , If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease you’re probably wrestling with fear, despair, and countless questions about the future. It’s brighter than you think. In Parkinson’s Disease for Dummies, you’ll discover how to keep a positive attitude and lead an active, productive life as this user-friendly, guide pilots you through the important steps toward taking charge of your condition. It helps you:
  • Make sure you have an accurate diagnosis
  • Assemble and work with your health care team
  • Inform others about your condition
  • Choose the most effective medications
  • Establish a diet and exercise regimen
  • Consider surgical options, alternative therapies, and clinical trials
  • Maintain healthy personal and professional relationships
  • Adjust your routine as your PD progresses

This one-stop resource provides proven coping skills, first-hand advice, and practical tools, such as worksheets to assess care options, questions to ask doctors, and current listings of care providers.

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