Recent innovations, including deep brain stimulation and new medications, have significantly improved the lives of people who have Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless, patients and families continue to face many challenges. They have long relied on this book for reliable advice about medical, emotional, and physical issues. Bringing this trusted guide up to date, three expert neurologists describe
• New understandings gained by five years of additional research on Parkinson’s disease• New focus on the importance of exercise• New information about imaging techniques such as SPECT Scan and DATScan that are aiding in the diagnosis• New findings about the genetics of the disease• Promising uses of new technologies such as tablet devices for people who have trouble communicating• Information about impulse control disorders caused by some drugs used to address the symptoms of the disease• A complete update on treatments such as medications, surgery, and more
William J. Weiner, M.D., was director of the Maryland Parkinson's Disease Center and professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Lisa M. Shulman, M.D., is a professor of neurology, holds the Eugenia Brin Professorship, and is the Rosalyn Newman Distinguished Scholar in Parkinson's Disease at the University of Maryland. Anthony E. Lang, M.D., F.R.C.P., is a professor of neurology and holds the Jack Clark Chair in Parkinson's Disease Research at the University of Toronto. He is the director of the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Center and the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease at Toronto Western Hospital.
"The best comprehensive guide on Parkinson's disease I have ever read. If I were suggesting a book for my primary care physician to read on Parkinson's disease, this would be the one."
— APDA Young Parkinson's Newsletter
"Patients and their loved ones will find this practical guide the perfect complement to a physician's care."
— Publishers Weekly
"This extremely helpful book is clearly written and carefully describes the disease, signs and symptoms, methods of diagnosis, surgical and medicinal therapies, value of appropriate diet, exercise, and alternative therapies."
— Parkinson Update
"Just what its title promises: a comprehensive, affordable, up-to-date book to support readers moving through the stages of this disease. The authors are straightforward and honest, but the tone is at all times compassionate."
— Consumer Connections