FAST FACTS: PARKINSON'S DISEASE PB

Ebook (VitalSource) - £15.00

Publication date:

23 May 2016

Length of book:

168 pages

ISBN-13: 9781908541932

Effective multidisciplinary management and support of patients with Parkinson's disease can have an enormously positive effect on quality of life, and that's the focus throughout this refreshingly readable resource. With the patient's experience at its core, Fast Facts: Parkinson's Disease takes the non-specialist through the patient's Parkinson's journey from unexplained prodromal symptoms to palliative support. It includes: - the latest diagnostic techniques - effective management strategies for both motor and non-motor complications - neurosurgical treatments and candidate assessment - the latest pharmacological developments - multidisciplinary palliative care. This practical handbook reflects the importance of addressing non-motor symptoms, the need for multidisciplinary care and the use of tools that empower patients. It is a truly useful and unique resource that will help all doctors, nurses and therapists to provide the best possible care for their patients with Parkinson's disease or related disorders.
"This book should be on the shelf of every health care provider dealing with Parkinson's disease patients." -- Dr Matthew Stern, President, International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society "Well-structured, comprehensive and highly readable. The excellent illustrations together with a synopsis at the end of each chapter cleverly consolidate the breadth of up-to-date information on the many facets of the Parkinson's journey. The emphasis on holistic care and improving quality of life for people living with the condition makes this essential reading for the multidisciplinary team." -- The European Parkinson's Disease Association "This textbook does very well in covering a complex area with great clarity and brevity. I would recommend it to anyone studying Parkinson's disease at degree level and it would also be a useful entry level book for those wishing to study it at Masters level." -- Anthony Duffy, Senior Lecturer, Swansea University "This is a quick reference guide written by one of the UK's leading and well-respected specialists. It would be an invaluable resource for both the novice and more experienced practitioner involved in caring for people living with Parkinson's." -- Parkinson's Disease Nurse Specialist Association "This ... is a true success as a didactic source of the latest information in the multidisciplinary care of this condition. It is enriched with comments from people with Parkinson's and spouses, bringing the impact of living with Parkinson's to life. It is an excellent book to consult in a busy practice for all professionals." -- Mariella Graziano, President, Association of Physiotherapists in Parkinson's Disease Europe, www.appde.eu "the book is concise and informative, it is easy to navigate and find relevant information quickly. It is a useful resource for both new and experienced health care professionals." -- Louise Ebenezer, Honorary Lecturer, Swansea University; Parkinson's Disease Nurse Specialist, Princess of Wales Hospital "This book is really well done. It is comprehensive and current, yet concise - a must-have for treating PD." -- David G Standaert MD PhD, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee, American Parkinson Disease Association