The New Parkinson's Disease Treatment Book: Partnering with Your Doctor To Get the Most from Your Medications by J. Eric AhlskogThe New Parkinson's Disease Treatment Book: Partnering with Your Doctor To Get the Most from Your Medications by J. Eric Ahlskog

The New Parkinson's Disease Treatment Book: Partnering with Your Doctor To Get the Most from Your…

byJ. Eric Ahlskog

Hardcover | August 6, 2015

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The fundamental guide to the most effective treatments for Parkinson's Disease, from a Mayo Clinic doctor with thirty years of clinical and research experience.In this second edition follow-up to the extremely successful first edition, Dr. Ahlskog draws on thirty years of clinical experience to present the definitive guide to dealing with all aspects of Parkinson's Disease, from treatment options and side effects to the impact of the disease on caregiversand family. Dr. Ahlskog's goal is to educate patients so that they can better team up with their doctors to do battle with the disease, streamlining the decision-making process and enhancing their treatment. To do this, Dr. Ahlskog offers a gold mine of information, distilled from more than 30 yearsof experience treating people with Parkinson's at the Mayo Clinic. In addition to providing a comprehensive account of Parkinson's medications, this book also examines additional aspects of treatment, such as the role of nutrition, exercise, and physical therapy. Although many commendable texts have been written on the subject of Parkinson's Disease, their discussions of treatment have not been in depth. Dr. Ahlskog sifts through aspects of the disease in order to give the reader a comprehensive sense of Parkinson's and the best available treatment options.With a broader understanding of the disease and the available options, patients are able to make more informed choices, and doctors are able to provide more tailored care. This book delivers hopeful, helpful, and extensive information to all parties concerned: patients, caregivers, and doctors. The ultimate guide to symptoms and treatment, this thoroughly updated second edition is the first place patients should turn for reliable, easy-to-grasp information on Parkinson's Disease.
J. Eric Ahlskog, Ph.D., M.D., is Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Medical School, and Chair of the Mayo Section of Movement Disorders, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Widely considered to be a leading authority on this disorder, he has more than 30 years of experience treating people with Parkinson's Disease, both in the clinic as...
Title:The New Parkinson's Disease Treatment Book: Partnering with Your Doctor To Get the Most from Your…Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:August 6, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments1. BackgroundPart I. Basic Facts about the Brain and Parkinson's Disease2. Primer on the Brain3. Parkinson's Disease: Changes in the Brain and BeyondPart II. Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Prognosis4. How do I Know If I Have Parkinson's Disease?5. PrognosisPart III.6. Conditions Mistaken for Parkinson's Disease7. TestingPart IV. The Cause and Progression of Parkinson's Disease8. Clues to the Cause(s): Genes, Environment9. Drugs or Strategies to Slow Parkinson's Disease Progression?Part V. The Movement Problems of Parkinson's Disease: Medication Rationale and Choices10. Medications for Movement Problems (Gait, Tremor, Slowness): Background and Rationale11. Starting Medical Treatment of Parkinson's Disease Movement ProblemsPart VI. Beginning Treatment of Parkinson's Disease: Medication Guidelines12. Starting Levodopa Treatment13. Starting Dopamine Agonist Treatment14. Refractory Tremor Syndromes: "Medications Don't Help My Tremor!"Part VII. The Early Years on Medications15. The First Few Years on Carbidopa/Levodopa Treatment16. The Early Years of Parkinson's Disease If Started on Other DrugsPart VIII. Later Medication Inconsistency: Motor Fluctuations and Dyskinesias17. Later-Developing Movement Problems: Motor Fluctuations and Dyskinesias Treated with Levodopa Adjustments18. Supplemental Drugs for Motor Fluctuations and DyskinesiasPart IX. Other Treatment Problems: Not Just a Movement Disorder19. Subjective Parkinson's Disease Symptoms Due to Dopamine Deficienc20. Sleep Problems: Insomnia, Daytime Sleepiness, and Nighttime Disruptions21. Orthostatic Hypotension and Other Causes of Dizziness22. Depression23. Thinking, Memory, and Dementia24. Hallucinations, Paranoia, Delusions, and Problematic Compulsive Behaviors25. Problems with Swallowing, Saliva, and Speaking26. Managing Digestive Problems and Constipation27. Urinary Symptoms28. Sexual Dysfunction, Estrogen, and Menstrual cycles29. Other Treatment Problems: Swelling, Skin rashes, and Visual symptomsPart X. Nutrition, Exercise, Work, and Family30. Diets, Vitamins, Nutrition, Osteoporosis31. Exercise, Physical Medicine, and Physical Therapy32. Family, Friends, the Workplace, and CaregiversPart XI. Surgery and Procedures for Parkinson's Disease: Present and Future33. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Other Brain Surgery for Parkinson's Disease34. Experimental Treatments: Fetal and Stem Cell Implantation; Neurotrophic Hormone and Gene Therapy; Vaccines and ImmunotherapyPart XII. Parkinson's Disease Information Services35. Support and advocacy groups; the InternetGlossaryIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Dr. Ahlskog has provided a remarkably readable and immensely useful book on the treatment of Parkinson's disease, addressed to patients and their caregivers. He lays out a wise approach to this complex and multifaceted disease which comes from many years of his own personal experience. Whatshines through is his very special sensitivity to his patients and a lucid understanding of their needs. All aspects of the disease are covered.... Special attention is paid to the many non-motor problems that are all too often neglected in the treatment of patients such as anxiety, depression,sleep disorders, sexuality issues, and problems with bladder, bowel, and blood pressure regulation. Most importantly, many of the myths and ill-conceived notions surrounding the treatment of Parkinson's disease are met head on and convincingly dispelled." --Daniel Tarsy, M.D., Chief, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center