Addressing a disease that affects half a million Americans today"with 100,000 new cases diagnosed annuallythis reference emphasizes how treatment and education are vital to maintaining the best quality of life possible. Coauthored by a former physician who has lived with Parkinson for 20 years, this handbook discusses both the basics of the disease, for which there is no �cure, and ways that patients can stay active and maintain independence. Additional topics include symptoms and stages, treatment options, the role of self-help, the emotional side of the illness, day-to-day coping, benefits of exercise, choosing the right doctor, and care for caregivers. Going beyond standard medical information, this unique study also offers a sense of hope, featuring inspirational quotes from dozens of Parkinson patients.
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September 01, 2009
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