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A Practical Guide to Parkinson’s Disease

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A Practical Guide to Parkinson’s Disease

SKU# 9780826144027

Diagnosis and Management

Author: Alexandra Armitage MS, CNL, APRN

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Knowledge at-a-glance on all aspects of Parkinson's and related syndromes

The only resource of its kind, this is a concise yet comprehensive overview of Parkinson's disease and related syndromes written for PAs, medical students, case managers, and nurse practitioners in primary care and neurology settings. In an easy-to-read approach, it encompasses diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of the Parkinsonian patient along with abundant patient education and caregiver resources. The guide also addresses the unique considerations, treatment requirements, challenges, and prognoses for each of the Parkinson syndromes.

The resource presents a brief overview of the anatomy and physiology of Parkinson's disease including the different types of Parkinsonian syndromes, assessment, and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools. It addresses measurement tools and disease progression for both motor and non-motor symptoms. Treatment options include the most current FDA-approved treatments with expert clinical commentary. Illustrations and diagrammatic representations of concepts, along with call-out boxes presenting key author insight, enhance the “information-at-a-glance” focus of the guide. Resources for patient and family offer relief from the burden of care-giving.

    Key Features:
  • Offers comprehensive yet pithy coverage of Parkinson's disease in bulleted, quick-reference format for busy practitioners
  • Covers the unique considerations of Parkinson-plus syndromes
  • Includes illustrations, diagrams, and tables to quickly reinforce concepts
  • Provides call-out boxes with key author insights
  • Presents valuable resources for patient and family

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 16, 2017
  • Page Count 338
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826144027
  • EISBN 9780826144034

Table of Contents 




I. Parkinson’s Disease

1. The Neurobiology of Parkinson’s Disease

Alexandra Armitage

2. The Patient Exam

Alexandra Armitage

3. Defining Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease

Michael J. Soileau

4. Imaging and Advanced Studies

Michael J. Soileau

5. Neuropsychological Assessment

Jared Benge

6. Additional Evaluations

Kyla Sherrard and Christy Herff

II. Parkinsonisms

7. Parkinson-Plus Syndromes

Alexandra Armitage

8. Other Parkinsonisms

Alexandra Armitage

III. Treatment of Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease

9. Treatment of Motor Symptoms

Alexandra Armitage

10. Treatment of Non-Motor Symptoms: Autonomic Dysfunction

Melissa Streeter and Alexandra Armitage

11. Treatment of Non-Motor Symptoms: Sleep Disturbances

Alexandra Armitage

12. The Nature of Cognitive Problems in Typical and Atypical Parkinsonisms

Richard Phenis and Jared Benge

13. Treatment of Non-Motor Symptoms: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

Alexandra Armitage

IV: Alternative Therapies and Other Considerations

14. Exercise

Alexandra Armitage

15. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Alexandra Armitage

16. Nutrition

Alexandra Armitage

17. Caregiver Burden and Legal Considerations

Christy Herff

Appendix A: Hoehn and Yahr Scoring Scale

Appendix B: Drugs That Should Be Avoided in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

Appendix C: Patient Handout for Hospitalization

Appendix D: Standardized Intake Questions for Evaluating a Parkinson’s Patient

Appendix E: Standardized Questions for Evaluating the Patient in a Follow-Up Visit