Parkinson's Disease : Clinican's Desk Reference book cover
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Parkinson's Disease
Clinican's Desk Reference

ISBN 9781840761016
Published June 26, 2009 by CRC Press
176 Pages 100 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Parkinson’s disease facts and figures
Clinical diagnosis of Parkinsonism and tremor
Diagnostic testing and neuroimaging
Drug treatment
Non-Motor features of Parkinson’s Disease
Motor and non-motor assessment scales in Parkinson’s disease
Surgical therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
The role of the nurse specialist in the management of Parkinson’s disease
The role of the physiotherapist and occupational therapist
The role of the speech language pathologist
The role of the dietician
Complementary medicine and PD

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This easy-to-read book ably summarizes Parkinson's disease...highly recommended as a model of clarity
Clinical Medicine

Excellent diagrams, charts and tables presented in easily readable pastels...There are only two UK contributors but the content is relevant to the UK reader; particularly the well-summarised facts and figures chapter but also those dealing with clinical aspects and drug treatments...Notwithstanding the international dimensions to this book, it is indeed a concise, practical and useful resource.
—Peter Fletcher, Age and Ageing, May 2010