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Caring for the Parkinson patient : a practical guide
Hutton, J. Thomas.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, [1999]

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251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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RC382 .C38 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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New treatments and advances in therapy for the ravages of Parkinson's disease are constantly being researched and perfected for patients, yet those afflicted still must endure tremors, poor balance, speech problems, and lessened psychological well-being. Patients and families need the most up-to-date information available to improve quality of care and life.

This new, second edition of Caring for the Parkinson Patient covers a variety of topics, providing information and helpful suggestions for patients, families, and caregivers to aid them as they grapple with this chronic, debilitating neurological disorder. Sixteen accessible and information-packed essays by noted contributors address diagnosis and treatment, new research, communication, physical/ occupational therapy, nursing care, problems faced by the caregiver, emotional changes, "neurorehab," prevention of falls, sleep problems, surgery, community supports, the family, sexuality, and safe home environments.

With a wealth of information, practical advice, and encouragement, Caring for the Parkinson Patient is an indispensable resource guide for all those touched by Parkinson's disease.

Author Notes

J. Thomas Hutton, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the Neurology Research and Education Center and medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at Covenant Health System in Lubbock, Texas
Raye Lynne Dippel, Ph.D., is a clinical and lifespan developmental psychologist in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Table of Contents

Nathan SlewettJ. Thomas Hutton and Jerry L. MorrisMatthew E. LambertKaren Boyd Worley and Raye Lynne DippelTerry McMahonBhupesh H. DiheniaJanice Stewart and Angie BednarzBritt Allen and Kristi F. Bennett and Ginah S. VroomanLauren SeebergerJanet SchwantzJeffrey W. Elias and Trudy HuttonJoAnn Shroyer and Joan DickinsonBhupesh H. DiheniaCharles R. WalkerSusan C. ImkeTrudy HuttonWilliam C. Koller
Forewordp. 7
1. Diagnosis and Treatmentp. 9
2. Emotional Changes in Parkinson's Diseasep. 30
3. Parkinson's Disease and the Familyp. 44
4. Psychiatric Aspectsp. 60
5. Parkinson's Disease and Its Impact on Sleepp. 72
6. Nursing Aspects of Parkinson's Diseasep. 77
7. Occupational and Physical Therapyp. 98
8. Sexuality and Parkinson's Diseasep. 122
9. Speech, Swallowing, and Communicationp. 131
10. Causes and Prevention of Falls in Parkinson's Diseasep. 144
11. Ways to Reduce the Risk of Falling in the Home Environmentp. 158
12. Surgical Treatments for Parkinson's Diseasep. 170
13. Cognitive Changes Associated with Parkinson's Diseasep. 175
14. Community Support Systemsp. 188
15. Caregivers Need Care, Toop. 197
16. Research in Parkinson's Diseasep. 211
Appendix A. Home Exercise Programp. 221
Glossaryp. 237
Author Profilesp. 247