Motor Neuron Disease

Paperback | February 10, 2008

byKevin Talbot, Rachael Marsden

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Motor neuron disease (MND) is a common but devastating disability that has a profound impact on people's lives. This book provides an easily-accessible guide to the disease for patients with motor neuron disease and their carers. The authors have organised it around a series of the commonestquestions asked in their clinic, emphasising the variation in the course of MND and the individual nature of the patient journey through the disease. After an initial description of the symptoms for MND and how neurologists make the diagnosis the authors describe what is known about the causes andhow scientists are trying to understand the disease. The book also looks at how a team of specialists can provide support and symptom control for the patient.

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Motor neuron disease (MND) is a common but devastating disability that has a profound impact on people's lives. This book provides an easily-accessible guide to the disease for patients with motor neuron disease and their carers. The authors have organised it around a series of the commonestquestions asked in their clinic, emphasisi...

Kevin Talbot is an academic neurologist with a special interest in degenerative diseases of the nervous system, in particular motor neuron diseases. He qualified in medicine from the University of London and trained in Neurology in London and Oxford. He is currently an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow. As Director of the Oxford MND Car...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.24 inPublished:February 10, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199206910

ISBN - 13:9780199206919

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Table of Contents

1. What is motor neuron disease?2. The cause of motor neuron disease3. The individual patient journey4. Specific treatments, sympton control and the maintenance of well being5. Living with motor neuron disease6. Special situations in motor neuron disease7. Participating in research8. Decision making and remaining in control9. Caring for someone with motor neuron disease10. Useful information