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Parkinson's Disease for Dummies


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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.

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.

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