Ask the Doctor About Parkinson's Disease

Ask the Doctor About Parkinson's Disease

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Baker & Taylor
Presents answers to common questions about Parkinson's disease, drawing on the content of the "Ask the Doctor" website column by the National Parkinson Foundation to address concerns related to heredity, treatments, and the future of stem-cell research.

Perseus Publishing
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disease which can cause life-changing symptoms, including tremors, balance problems, and rigidity of limbs. Derived from Ask the Doctor, a website column written by the authors for the National Parkinson Foundation, this book explores frequently asked questions about the disease. It offers detailed answers to the most common questions, including the role of heredity in Parkinson’s, its symptoms and diagnosis, the effectiveness of drugs and other treatments, whether the disease’s progression can be slowed, the future of stem cell treatment in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, and many others. Written in plain, easy-to-understand language, it arms readers ? whether already living with Parkinson’s disease, newly diagnosed, or caring for a loved one ? with the knowledge they need to better understand and manage the disease.


Springer Publishing
"Derived from the National Parkinson Foundation's website column "Ask the Doctor" this book answers frequently asked questions about Parkinson's disease in depth. Useful for caregivers, family members, and individuals living with PD, Ask the Doctor About Parkinson's Disease informs, empowers, and reassures readers with solutions and advice to their most pressing concerns. No topic is too simple or too complex. Written by two of the most recognized experts in the field, Drs. Okun and Fernandez answer questions in easy-to-understand language and address topics such as:
  • Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?
  • Can stem cells cure Parkinson's disease?
  • Why don't the drugs work for my walking problem?
  • Why is a virus safe as a treatment for Parkinson's disease?
  • Is there a drug that protects against the disease's progression?
  • I have all the symptoms of PD but no tremor, can I still have the disease?
  • And much more

Ask the Doctor About Parkinson's Disease is the perfect reference for individuals living PD, or for loved ones too embarrassed to ask questions."

Baker
& Taylor

Presents clear and authoritative answers to common questions about Parkinson's disease, drawing on the expert content of the Ask the Doctor website column by the National Parkinson Foundation to address concerns related to heredity, treatments, and the future of stem-cell research. Original.

Publisher: New York : Demos Health, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781932603811
1932603816
Branch Call Number: 616.833 OKUN
Characteristics: x, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Fernandez, Hubert H.

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