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Parkinson's Disease For Dummies

Horne, Jo / Tagliati, Michele


2. Auflage November 2022
448 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-89358-5
John Wiley & Sons

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Maintain a take-charge attitude and live your life to the fullest with Parkinson's

Whether the diagnosis is yours or that of a loved one, Parkinson's Disease for Dummies contains everything you need to know about living with this disease. This book is an easy-to-understand, straightforward, and sometimes humorous guide that offers proven techniques for coping with daily issues, finding the right doctors, and providing care as the disease progresses. This user-friendly guide helps you navigate you through the important steps toward taking charge of your condition. You aren't alone--inside, you'll discover proven coping skills and first-hand advice, along with practical tools that will help you navigate the treatment journey. In classic, compassionate Dummies style, Parkinson's Disease For Dummies will answer all your questions, and guide you through the process of finding your own answers as well.
* Keep your mind sharp, stay in shape, and keep your stress under control
* Life a full and satisfying life after a Parkinson's diagnosis
* Get the most current information on Parkinson's medications and treatments
* Learn the best ways to support loved ones living with Parkinson's

With updates on the latest in alternative treatments, dementia, and young onset PD, Parkinson's Disease for Dummies is here to show you how you can keep a positive attitude and lead an active, productive life.

Foreword xvii

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting to Know PD 5

Chapter 1: Parkinson's Disease: The Big Picture 7

Chapter 2: Considering Possible Causes and Risk Factors 19

Chapter 3: Sizing Up Symptoms, Signs, and Stages 33

Part 2: Making PD Part -- But Not All -- of Your Life 47

Chapter 4: Getting an Accurate Diagnosis 49

Chapter 5: You've Been Diagnosed -- Now What? 69

Chapter 6: Drafting Your Healthcare Team and Making a Game Plan 85

Chapter 7: Choosing How and When to Share Your News 101

Chapter 8: Young Onset Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia 113

Part 3: Crafting a Treatment Plan Just for You 131

Chapter 9: Eat Well, Sleep Well, and Exercise 133

Chapter 10: Managing PD Symptoms with Prescription Medicines 171

Chapter 11: When Surgery Is an Option 187

Chapter 12: Considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies 199

Chapter 13: Combating Anxiety, Depression, and Apathy 215

Chapter 14: Clinical Trials and Your Role in the Search for a Cure 235

Part 4: Living Well with PD 247

Chapter 15: Maintaining Healthy Relationships 249

Chapter 16: PD in the Workplace 267

Chapter 17: Adjusting Your Routine While Your PD Progresses 281

Part 5: Coping with Advanced PD 297

Chapter 18: Facing the Progression of PD Symptoms 299

Chapter 19: When Care Partners Become Caregivers 319

Chapter 20: Putting Your Financial and Legal House in Order 343

Chapter 21: It's Just Bricks and Mortar: Housing Options You Can Live With 359

Part 6: The Part of Tens 379

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Deal with Difficult Feelings 381

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Care for Your Care Partner 387

Chapter 24: Ten Ways You Can Make a Real Difference 393

Appendix A: Glossary 399

Appendix B: Additional Resources 409

Index 415
Michele Tagliati, MD is Vice Chair of Neurology and Director of Movement Disorders at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He researches Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

Jo Horne, MA is an experienced author whose credits include Care giving: Helping an Aging Loved One and A Survival Guide for Family Caregivers.