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Parkinson's disease and quality of life
Côté, Lucien J.
Publication Information:
New York : Haworth Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
199 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Parkinson's disease and quality of life has been co-published simultaneously as Loss, grief & care, Volume 8, Numbers 3/4, 2000."
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Loss, grief & care. vol. 8, no. 3-4, 2000.

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Learn to handle the problems that Parkinson's patients face

Through Parkinson's Disease and Quality of Life, you will discover common problem areas seen in patients with Parkinson's disease. This book explores problems that interfere with functional independence of patients and gives examples of occupational therapy intervention and treatment techniques. Parkinson's Disease and Quality of Lifeboldly deals with many seldom talked about real-life issues facing people with Parkinson's disease, including continued sexual intimacy and urinary incontinence. Although these issues may not be curable, this book provides you with effective treatments through data and case studies.

Parkinson's Disease and Quality of Lifeoffers caregivers a step-by-step plan to get organized. It includes a plan to put together a workbook of all relevant information, as well as tips on how to safeguard every room for a Parkinson's disease patient. This book helps remind you that the families of the patient must not be forgotten and that they can get the help they need through support groups, community resources, and from professional staffing such as nurses and aides. Parkinson's Disease and Quality of Lifewill assist you in helping your patients by: using music therapy to help calm patients realizing the legal impact of Parkinson's disease by discussing living wills, health care proxies, durable power of attorney, and revocable and irrevocable trusts with your clients discovering that cognitive changes, dementia, and depression can complicate the treatment of the disease and be more disabling than the loss of motor function exploring the nursing home as a viable options for clients as well as their families Parkinson's Disease and Quality of Lifealso brings to light the important subject of knowing the patients insurance policies and working out contingency plans, like living wills, before they are needed. This book gives you much-needed information on accessing benefits for Parkinson's patients, including medicare, social security, Veteran's benefits, and much more. Parkinson's Disease and Quality of Lifeis full of methods and ideas to improve the lives of the Parkinson's patient as well as their families.

Table of Contents

Norma M. T. BraunJudith BrickmanMitchell F. BrinSusan CalneSusan Calne and Rosemary BassonDeborah de LeonDonna J. DorrosRalph B. DellRoger C. DuvoisinDavid EidelbergBruce J. FreshmanGlen GillenJames E. GoldmanRobert R. GoodmanDanielle GreeneDavid KaplanSteven A. Kaplan and Ben Z. JacobsBobba Jean MoodyWalter I. NathanD. Eugene Redmond, Jr.M. H. Saint-HilaireJoan SamuelsonGloria A. SchermaLola L. SprinzelesYaakov SternCelia StewartJoseph C. SweetingArlene TeichbergConcetta TomainoLinda M. WaiteJeffrey S. Wallerstein
Shortness of Breath Among Persons with Parkinson's Diseasep. 1
Accessing Benefits for Parkinson's Patientsp. 7
Physician and Patients in Managing Parkinson's Diseasep. 11
The Final Gift: Autopsy and Brain Donationp. 15
Intimacy, Sexuality and Idiopathic Parkinsonism: The Uncharted Watersp. 21
Genetic Counseling and Parkinson's Diseasep. 29
Sexuality and Parkinson'sp. 33
Use of Animals in Scientific Research, Education and Testingp. 37
Genetic Factors in Parkinson's Diseasep. 41
PET Applications to Surgical Treatment of Parkinson's Diseasep. 55
Can Your Insurance Manage the Demands of a Chronic Illness?p. 59
Maximizing Independence: Occupational Therapy Intervention for Patients with Parkinson's Diseasep. 65
Brain Tissue Donation in Research on Parkinsonismp. 69
Lesion Surgery for Parkinson's Disease: Practical Aspects of New Developmentsp. 73
Reviewing the Case for an Environmental Cause of Parkinson's Diseasep. 79
Oral Health, Dental Care and Quality of Life Issues in Parkinson's Diseasep. 87
Managing Incontinence in People with Parkinson's Diseasep. 93
Nursing Home Care as an Optionp. 99
Health Care Proxiesp. 103
Fetal Tissue Implantationp. 111
Proportioned Carbohydrate: Protein Diet in the Management of Parkinson's Diseasep. 115
On Being an Advocate for Parkinson's Disease Researchp. 123
How to Get Organized as a Caregiverp. 127
Effects of Parkinson's Disease (PD) on Family Lifep. 135
Cognitive Change, Dementia and Depression in Parkinson's Diseasep. 143
Speech-Language Therapy for Patients with Parkinson's Diseasep. 151
GI Problems in Parkinsonismp. 157
Self-Care: The Parkinsonian's Wellness Mapp. 161
Using Music Therapy with Parkinsoniansp. 169
Accommodating Parkinson's Disease: A Review of the Perspective of the Caregiver and the Parkinsonianp. 173
Medical Expenses and Taxesp. 189
Indexp. 193