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NAVIGATING LIFE WITH PARKINSON DISEASE

Sotirios Parashos (Author), Rosemary Wichmann (Author), Todd Melby (Contributor)

Publisher's description : Containing the most up-to-date information on the disease, it discusses the available treatments and provides practical advice on how to manage the disease in the long term. The book answers many questions and clarifies misunderstandings regarding the disease.  Click here for more details.

 

 

PARKINSON'S DISEASE, SECOND EDITION

Ronald F. Pfeiffer (Editor), Zbigniew K. Wszolek (Editor), Manuchair Ebadi (Editor)

Publisher's description : In recent years, considerable advances have been made in our knowledge and understanding of Parkinson's disease (PD). This second edition features new chapters devoted to genetic aspects of PD, non-motor features of the disease, as well as aspects of the pathophysiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of PD. Click here for more details.

 

 

HANDBOOK OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE (Fifth edition)

Rajesh Pahwa , Kelly E. Lyons

Publisher's description : This volume has long prevailed as one of the leading resources on Parkinson's disease. Fully updated with practical chapters on pathology, neurochemistry, etiology, and breakthrough research, it spans every essential topic related to the identification, assessment, and treatment of PD. Click here for more details.

 

 

 

 

THE GREAT COTZIAS : DISCOVERER OF THE TREATMENT FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Dr. Bernard Michael Patten (Author), Rita Mills (Author), Faye Walker (Editor)

Publisher's description : Dr. Bernard Patten authentically captures in The Great Cotzias the realities of medical research; the petty jealousies, the back biting, the desperate race to knowledge. Click here for more details.

 

 

HOW TO LIVE WELL WITH PARKINSON'S : ADVICE FROM A PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Miriam P. Boelen

Publishers description : This book gives step by step instructions in properly handling daily activities like walking, getting out of bed or chairs. For caregivers there are easy-to-follow instructions in safely assisting a person with PD without jeopardizing themselves or the one they are helping. Click here for more details.

 

YOGA AND PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Peggy Van Hulsteyn

Publisher's description : Yoga and Parkinson's Disease is a practical guide to using yoga to manage stress, improve mental alertness, increase flexibility, correct posture and improve the quality-of-life of readers with Parkinson's. It follows the author's own experience and research studies in the subject. Click here for more details.  

 

 

 

 

I FORGOT THAT I REMEMBERED

Kevin T Boekhoff

Publisher's description : "I Forgot That I Remembered" provides a glimpse into the day to day challenges of a person living with a chronic disease. Kevin relates the various struggles he deals with while living with Parkinson's. Those with a chronic illness can relate in many ways to his unwanted changes and adaptations.  Click here for more details.

 

 

 

 

ACUPRESSURE FOR PARKINSONISM MADE EASY

Dr Krishna N.Sharma

Publisher's description : Acupressure for Parkinsonism Made Easy - An Illustrated Self Treatment Guide is an unique book full of illustrations and written in very simple language. The coverage of the most of the Parkinsonism/ Parkinson's Disease complications make is equally useful for all the Parkinsonism patients. Click here for more details.

 

 

PARKINSON'S TREATMENT : 10 SECRETS TO A HAPPIER LIFE

Michael S.Okun MD

Publisher's description : I never assume a sufferer or family member is aware of the ďsecretsĒ that may lead to hope and to a happier life. We must share these secrets. Each chapter of this book reveals an important secret, and with each secret I will explain the insight, the rationale, the empiricism, and the science behind it. Click here for more details.

 

 

UNSHAKEN FAITH

Machele Coleman Bess

Publisher's description : When Machele Bess is diagnosed with Parkinsons disease her life becomes a little shaky. Travel with Machele through her path to recovery in Unshaken Faith: a Parkinsons Pocketbook as she exposes her struggles, but enlightens those diagnosed with Parkinsons, or even those working to help a Parkinsons patient. Click here for more details.

 

 

AVOID 1-CLICK SHOPPING IF YOU HAVE PARKINSON'S

C. Michael Beetner

Publisher's description : Central Ohio Parkinsonís Society (COPS) has always had a monthly newsletter giving the author an opportunity to write monthly on the various aspects of the disease. This book is a compilation of the best columns over many years. All are written with a dry (and often off-beat) sense of humor.  Click here for more details.

 

 

FRONTIERS IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE RESEARCH

Aderbal S. (Author, Editor), Jr. Aguiar (Author, Editor), Rui D. S. Prediger (Editor)

Publisher's description : Sections include new functional aspects of basal ganglia, little-known environmental factors in the aetiology of the disease, insights into the disease-related neurodegeneration, a critical discussion of current treatments and their limitations, and unexplored neuropsychiatric presentations of the disease. Click here for more details.

 

 

RATING SCALES IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE : CLINICAL PRACTICE AND RESEARCH

Cristina Sampaio, Christopher G.Goetz, Anette Schrag

Publisher's description : Rating Scales in Parkinson's Disease: Clinical Practice and Research is written for researchers from the medical and social sciences, and for health professionals wishing to evaluate the progress of their patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease.  Click here for more details.  

 

 

THE ESSENTIAL DYSPHAGIA HANDBOOK : REAL LIFE DECISIONS, MINDMAPPING AND MORE

Dr Claire Langdon, Karen Jardine, Dr Julie Cichero

Publisher's description : The goal of this book is to fill a gap that currently exists between the theoretical learning that takes place in the university setting, and practical management of clients in the workplace.  Click here for more details.

 

 

MARIJUANA FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Richard Secklin

Publisher's description : Pharmaceutical use of cannabis is not new and history shows us how this miracle plant has been misinterpreted through an era of ignorance. Readers are given a brief history on cannabis, the laws, the medicinal use, medical research, and much more. Click here for more details.

 

 

PSYCHIATRY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

K.P.Ebmeier, J. O'Brien, J.-P. Taylor, W. F. Gattaz, W.P.Kaschka

Publisher's description : This book assembles short reviews from experts in the field to chart the various psychiatric syndromes known in Parkinson's disease, their presentation, etiology and management. Also presented are special topics on epidemiology of psychiatric symptoms.  Click here for more details.

 

 

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION

Kelvin L. Chou, Susan Grube, Parag Patil

Publisher's description : Deep brain stimulation has dramatically changed the lives of many patients with uncontrollable tremors. Deep Brain Stimulation is the first book to be written by a team of experts that clearly explains the benefits, pros, and cons of this revolutionary new treatment.  Click here for more details.

 

 

ANOTHER DOOR OPENS : PARKINSON'S A CATALYST FOR GROWTH AND HAPPINESS

Alan Cohee

Publisher's description : My book is about my 20 years dealing with Parkinsonís disease. This book is about your trials and your triumphs, your struggle to maintain a positive state of mind and the challenges of your daily life.  Click here for more details.

 

 

PARKINSON'S HUMOR - FUNNY STORIES ABOUT MY LIFE WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Beverly Robaudo

Publisher's description : I have Parkinson's Disease and a sense of humor! This is a collection of 100 funny stories about my life with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. I also share some helpful advice for surviving this disease.  Click here for more details.

 

 

MOVEMENT DISORDERS 4

Anthony H.V.Schapira, Anthony E.T.Lang, Stanley Fahn

Publisher's description : Movement Disorders 4 provides you with access to practical, clinical guidance on the diagnosis and pharmacologic treatment on the full range of movement disorders. Includes comprehensive information on Parkinson's so you can better diagnose and treat patients.  Click here for more details.

 

 

PARKINSON'S DISEASE : NON-MOTOR AND NON-DOPAMINERGIC FEATURES

C.Warren Olanow (Editor), Fabrizio Stocchi (Editor), Anthony Lang (Editor)

Publisher's description : A world-class Editorial team has assembled a stellar roster of scientists and clinicians to present the clinical importance of non-dopaminergic pathology in Parkinson's Disease. Significant research is examined and its relevance to clinical practice, both now and in the future, is assessed.  Click here for more details.

   

THE COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHIATRY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Patrick McNamara

Publisher's description : The neuropsychiatric disturbances of Parkinson's Disease can be as disabling as its motor disorders. The author offers a review of neuropsychiatric manifestations of Parkinson's Disease such as cognitive deficits, personality changes, speech and language symptoms, sleep disorders, apathy, psychosis, and dementia.  Click here for more details.

   

IMAGING IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE

David Eidelberg

Publisher's description : Imaging in Parkinson's Disease provides up-to-date information concerning new applications of brain imaging to the study of Parkinson's Disease. Written by experts in the field, the book focuses on structural and functional imaging methods that have recently been applied to study Parkinson's Disease.  Click here for more details.

   

PARKINSON'S DISEASE : METHODS AND PROTOCOLS

M. Maral Mouradia

Publisher's description : Parkinson's Disease : Methods and Protocols offers those interested in Parkinson's the methods needed to effectively exploit the potential of cell and molecular biology for elucidating disease mechanisms and for speeding the emergence of novel and more effective therapeutics. Click here for more details.

   

SO I'VE GOT PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Terry Rummins

Publisher's description : Terry Rummins was diagnosed with Parkinson's 10 years ago. So, I've Got Parkinson's Disease is her story and covers her diagnosis and the progression of the condition - from the first warning tremors in her right hand to her day-to-day life now.  Click here for more details.

   

THE HAPPINESS OF PURSUIT

Davis Phinney, Austin Murphy

Publisher's description : Davis Phinney was one of Americaís most successful cyclists. But after years of feeling off, he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinsonís. With humor and grace, Phinney weaves the narrative of his battle with Parkinsonís with tales from his cycling career and from his sonís emerging career. Click here for more details.

   

HANDBOOK OF ATYPICAL PARKINSONISM

Carlo Colosimo (Editor), David E.Riley (Editor), Gregor K.Wenning (Editor)

Publisher's description : The Handbook of Atypical Parkinsonism is a comprehensive survey of atypical Parkinsonism, providing an authoritative guide to the recognition, diagnosis and management of these disorders, written and edited by leading practitioners in the field. Click here for more details.

   

SWALLOW SAFELY

Roya Sayadi, Joel Herskowitz

Publisher's description : "Swallow Safely - How swallowing problems threaten the elderly and others" is written primarily for caregivers of elderly persons and others with medical and neurologic problems such as Parkinson disease, which is commonly associated with swallowing problems. Click here for more details.

   

CELL TRANSPLANTATION FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Thomas B. Freeman (Editor), Hakan Widner (Editor)

Publisher's description : Distinguished medical researchers from around the world review novel neural reconstructive techniques. Among the topics reviewed are results and rationale for some of the leading transplant programs for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.  Click here for more details.

   

IT COULD HAPPEN...A BASEBALL FANTASY

Lou Nagy

Publisher's description : Baseball fiction and fantasy at it's most unusual. Imagine finding out that you have an incurable disease. Then imagine that the medicine you are given takes you way beyond "normal." The author Lou Nagy has had Parkinson's since 1984.  Click here for more details.

   

MEDIFOCUS GUIDEBOOK ON : PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Medifocus.com (Author), Elliot Jacob (Editor)

Publisher's description : This Guidebook offers answers to your critical health questions including the latest treatments, clinical trials, and professional level information culled from the latest peer-reviewed journals; and a unique resource to find leading experts, institutions, and support organizations including contact information and links. Click here for more details.

   

HOW DOES THE DRILL KNOW WHEN TO STOP : LIVING GRACEFULLY THROUGH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Perry Conrad

Publisher's description : Perry Conrad shares the insight that allowed him to accept and eventually overcome the limitations of Parkinson's disease and discusses the surgery he underwent seven years later that nearly eliminated his symptoms.  Click here for more details.

   

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION MANAGEMENT

William J.Marks Jnr.

Publisher's description : Deep Brain Stimulation Management is a practical guide to the use of this paradigm-shifting therapy for movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. An essential resource for clinicians who wish to begin utilizing DBS.  Click here for more details.

   

PUT ON YOUR PARKY FACE

Bill Schmalfeldt

Publisher's description : It's time for a nationwide effort to raise awareness about a crippling degenerative neurological disorder and the havoc it wreaks on American families. Bill spins a humorous, poignant, sometimes angry tale about his life with this incurable progressive neurological condition.  Click here for more details.

   

ENCEPHALITIS LETHARGICA : DURING AND AFTER THE EPIDEMIC

Joel Vilensky

Publisher's description : During the 1920s and 1930s a strange condition affected much of the world. This condition became much better known because of the book and movie, Awakenings. The condition, encephalitis lethargica, could cause death in a short period. Its symptoms were thought to encompass almost anything imaginable.  Click here for more details.

   

YOU NEVER MISS THE DOPAMINE (UNTIL THE BRAIN RUNS DRY) (VOLUME 2)

Bill Schmalfeldt

Publisher's description : Bill Schmalfeldt continues his series of sarcastic and hilarious essays in the "You Never Miss the Dopamine" series. Both hilarious and poignant, this book is a must have for anyone with PD, anyone who knows or loves someone with PD, and anyone who might get the diagnosis someday. In other words -- you!  Click here for more details.

   

NON-DOPAMINE LESIONS IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Glenda Halliday (Editor), Roger Barker (Editor), Dominic Rowe (Editor)

Publisher's description : This book aims to provide a comprehensive review of the non-dopamine lesions in Parkinson's disease by assessing current knowledge of their presence and pathophysiology, how they relate to different symptoms, and discuss how they may be potentially treated. Click here for more details.  

   

TAKE CHARGE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Anne Cutter Mikkelsen (Author), Carolyn Stinson (Contributor)

Publisher's description : Take Charge of Parkinsonís Disease is for the half million North Americans with Parkinsonís disease who are focused on living a healthy lifestyle that emphasizes nutrition and exercise as a way of maintaining optimal health. Click here for more details.  

   

PARKINSON'S DISEASE LOOKING DOWN THE BARREL

Richard Secklin

Publisher's description : From contemplating suicide to a return to faith. This is a story of my midlife encounter of getting diagnosed and living with Parkinsonís disease. These are my personal experiences with depression, confusion, the hate for God, and the on-going transition of this diagnosis, including my symptoms. Click here for more details

   

YOU NEVER MISS THE DOPAMINE.....(UNTIL THE BRAIN RUNS DRY)

Bill Schmalfeldt

Publisher's description : A real-life look at how one man deals with his Parkinson's disease decline by laughing at it. Told in a series of essays from his blog, Bill Schmalfeldt talks more about the non-motor symptoms of PD  in a way that makes the reader realize that while there's no cure for PD, it can't damage the human spirit (unless you let it) ! Click here for more details

   

PARKINSON'S DISEASE IN PRACTICE

Carl E.Clarke

Publisher's description : Parkinson's Disease in Practice provides practical, up-to-date summaries on how to manage Parkinson's disease in everyday practice. It reflects the current developments surrounding Parkinson's disease and the fields of pharmacology and surgery making this an indispensable guide full of tips and useful advice. Click here for more details.

   

THE BOOK OF EXERCISE AND YOGA FOR THOSE WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Lori A.Newell

Publisher's description : This book covers a wide range of movement therapies such as range of motion exercises, low to no-impact aerobics, strength training, yoga, and T'ai Chi. It is unique in that it covers a wide range of techniques, which are specifically geared to, and have been proven helpful for, those with Parkinson's disease.   Click here for more details.

   

PARKINSON'S DISEASE AND MOVEMENT DISORDERS

Charles H.Adler, J.Eric Ahlskog (Editors)

Publisher's description : Highly experienced clinician-researchers distill the information now available about movement disorders to create a practice-oriented tutorial for all physicians treating movement disorders, so that even inexperienced clinicians can master the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic conditions.  Click here for more details, and for the official web site.

   

PARKINSON'S DISEASE FOR DUMMIES

Michele Tagliati, Gary Guten, Jo Horne

In Parkinsonís Disease for Dummies, youíll discover how to keep a positive attitude and lead an active, productive life as this user-friendly, guide pilots you through the important steps toward taking charge of your condition. This one-stop resource provides proven coping skills, first-hand advice, and practical tools. Click here for more details

   

NATURAL THERAPIES FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Dr Laurie Mischley

Publisher's description : Conventional management of Parkinson's disease (PD) is limited. Many patients, who are only partially satisfied with conventional medicine, seek alternative and complementary options. This book fosters an understanding between conventional and complementary providers.  Click here for more details.

   

I WILL GO ON : LIVING WITH A MOVEMENT DISORDER

Dr Daniel Brooks

Publisher's description : Daniel chronicles his life with a Parkinsonís Plus syndrome and explains how he dealt with the neurological decline that resulted. He writes a compelling and inspirational story of how he maintained his faith in God, while courageously facing life with a movement disorder. Click here for more details.

   

PARKINSON'S DISEASE : A HEALTH POLICY PERSPECTIVE

Wayne Martin, Oksana Suchowersky, Katharina Kovacs Burns, Egon Jonsson

Publisher's description : Part of the successful IHE book series, this handbook and ready reference adopts a unique approach in combining policy recommendations with specific treatment options for Parkinson patients. The first part of the book deals with the clinical medical, social and economical aspects of Parkinson Disease. Click here for more details.

   
DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION PROGRAMMING : PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

Erwin B.Montgomery

Publisher's description : Deep Brain Stimulation is a remarkable therapy for an expanding range of neurological disorders, including Parkinson's Disease. The book helps the reader to obtain an intuitive understanding of the basic principles of electronics, electrophysiology and the relevant regional anatomy.  Click here for more details

   

NO DOOR WIDE ENOUGH : 2000-2010, MY PARKINSON'S DISEASE DECADE

Bill Schmalfeldt

Publisher's description : This is the story of Bill's "Parkinson's Decade" from being diagnosed in 2000, to having the surgery in 2007, through today. The story is told in a humorous, satirical, almost jovial style considering the fact that Bill's motor skills and cognition continue to degenerate. Click here for more details.

   

DEEP BRAIN DIARY : MY LIFE AS A GUY WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE AND BRAIN SURGERY VOLUNTEER

Bill Schmalfeldt

Publisher's description : Bill takes you into the operating room with him to undergo deep brain stimulation, remaining awake as twin probes are carefully advanced deep into the subthalamic nuclei of his brain.  Click here for more details.

   

 

PARKINSON'S DISEASE : A COMPLETE GUIDE

William J. Weiner, Lisa M. Shulman, Anthony E. Lang

Obtaining an accurate diagnosis is the first step. Up-to-date treatments including new drugs, surgery and other therapies (diet, speech therapy, acupuncture), dealing with health insurance companies and informing employers. Particularly useful for readers are the Q&A section and a comprehensive resource directory.  Click here for more details

   

ALWAYS LOOKING UP : THE ADVENTURES OF AN INCURABLE OPTIMIST 

Michael J.Fox

Publisher's description : Always Looking Up is a memoir of this last decade, told through the critical themes of Michael's life: work, politics, faith, and family. The book is a journey of self-discovery and reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson's.
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COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND DEMENTIA IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Murat Emre

Publisher's description : This book provides an extensive overview of the cognitive impairment and dementia associated with Parkinson's Disease. Experts in the field describe in detail all aspects of cognitive impairment and dementia in Parkinson's Disease. Click here for more details.

   
THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE ON PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Michael Sage

Publisher's description : This book explores the role of exercise in the treatment and management of Parkinsonís Disease. Detailed and thorough comparisons are made between various exercise interventions, including sensory attention focused exercise (PD SAFEx). Click here for more details

   

THE CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME : BACKPACKING WITH PARKINSON'S

Pete Ferrari

Publisher's description : This is an inspirational story (rather than a how-to book) about several wilderness trips in Algonquin Park in Canada and an 8-day Laurel Highlands backpacking trip. Pete Ferrari interweaves his Parkinson's Disease experience and the challenges he faced in coping with strenuous conditions.   Click here for more details.

   

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Anthony D.Mosley, Deborah S.Romaine, Ali M.D.Samii

Publisher's description : This encyclopedia by a neurologist specializing in Parkinson's disease and a medical writer provides an overview of the illness. More than 600 alphabetical entries with cross-references describe all aspects of the disease. Entries range in length from one paragraph to several pages.   Click here for more details.

   

THE MUHAMMAD ALI PARKINSON CENTER 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT PARKINSON DISEASE

Abraham Lieberman

Publisher's description : The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center 100 Questions & Answers About Parkinson Disease gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, quality of life, and sources of support.  Click here for more details

   
DEEP WITHIN THE BRAIN : LIVING WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Helmut Dubiel, Hubert H. Fernandez

Publisher's description : Philosopher and university professor Helmut Dubiel describes the course of his illness with a philosopher's aplomb, ennobling his personal experience with intellectual flair and scientific insight as he makes connections between his own medical drama and some of today's most significant global tendencies.  Click here for more details

   
PARKINSON'S DISEASE - A SNIPER IN MY HEAD

Jean-Paul Verpeaux

Publisher's description : Jean-Paul Verpeaux tells how the scourge of Parkinsonís Disease Ė the stealthy ďsniperĒ that it is -- gradually took root in his brain and how, over many years, it changed every facet of his personal and professional life. His story is a moving testament that will inspire Parkinsonís sufferers everywhere. Click here for more details

   

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION

Peter Bain, Tipu Aziz, Xuguang Liu, Dipankar Nandi

Publisher's description : This book is intended to provide an overview of the use of Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders. Edited by three of the world's leading experts in the DBS field, this pocketbook provides neurologists, trainees, and specialist nurses with an overview of the therapeutic use of DBS. Click here for more details

   

UNDERSTANDING PARKINSON'S DISEASE : A SELF-HELP GUIDE

David L. Cram, Xiao Gao, Steven Schechter

Publisher's description : A simple, sympathetic guide to coping with a progressive, disabling brain disorder. Physician Cram was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease ten years ago. Here he matches his personal experience with his experiences treating other patients with the disease. Click here for more details

   

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY ON FUNCTION IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Muhammed Al - Jarrah

Publisher's description : Drugs used to treat PD halt the symptoms of the disease for a few years, but later can result in serious complications. In this book, we conducted experiments to begin to narrow down the possible changes occurring with exercise in chronic/progressive animal model of PD that would explain the beneficial outcomes. Click here for more details.

   

ASK THE DOCTOR ABOUT PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Michael S. Okun, Hubert H. Fernandez

Publisher's description : Derived from Ask the Doctor, a website column written by the authors for the National Parkinson Foundation, this book explores frequently asked questions. It offers detailed answers to the most common questions, written in plain, easy-to-understand language. Click here for more details

   

THE NON-MOTOR SYMPTOMS COMPLEX OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

K Ray Chaudhuri, Eduardo Tolosa, Anthony Schapira, Werner Poewe

Publisher's description : Researchers have only recently begun to focus on the non-motor symptoms, which are poorly recognized and inadequately treated.  This book summarizes the current understanding of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease and points the way towards future research.
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MOVE IT, AN EXERCISE AND MOVEMENT GUIDE FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Kevin Lockette

Publisher's description : Move It! is a complete movement, exercise and resource guide for people with Parkinson's Disease, for all physical levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced), including : symptoms, medication, anti-freezing techniques, adaptive devices.  F
or more details of the book click here. For more details of the DVD click here. For the web site click here.

   

WHO IS PEE DEE ? EXPLAINING PARKINSON'S DISEASE TO A CHILD

Kay Mixson Jenkins (Author), Richard Morgan (Illustrator)

Publisher's description : Who Is Pee Dee
explains how Parkinson's affects a loved one through the eyes of a child. This book gives parents a tool they can sit down with their kids to talk about Parkinson's. This richly illustrated book is intended to console and inform children about the chronic disease. Click here for more details  For the web site click here.

   

PARKINSON'S DISEASE (PERSPECTIVES ON DISEASES AND DISORDERS)

Carrie Fredericks

Each volume explores a particular disease or disorder in detail, beginning with an overview chapter that covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances. The second chapter presents essays on controversies surrounding the disorder, including its causes and treatments. Click here for more details, and here for contents.

   

WITH SHAKING HANDS - AGING WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE IN AMERICA'S HEARTLAND

Samantha Solimeo

Publisher's description : At the heart of With Shaking Hands is the account of elder Americans in rural Iowa who have been diagnosed with PD. A richly detailed and touching ethnographic portrayal of the experiences of elderly people with PD. Click here for more details

   

PARKINSONIAN DISORDERS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

Anthony Schapira (Editor), Andreas Hartmann (Editor), Yves Agid (Editor)

Publisher's description : This book gives the reader an up-to-date, clear and logical idea of what caring for parkinsonian patients entails. Section 1 - A compilation of the major brain lesions typically seen in Parkinson's Disease; Section 2 - Treatment options in Parkinson's Disease; Section 3 - 25 cases of Parkinson's Disease. Click here for more details

   

LIFE WITH A BATTERY-OPERATED BRAIN : A PATIENT'S GUIDE TO DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION SURGERY FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Jackie Hunt Christensen

A first hand account of her own journey, as well as offering information on a typical evaluation process, medical statistics, questions to ask neurosurgeons, opinions from other DBS patients, the programming process for DBS, and much more. Click here for more details.

   

Therapeutics of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Mark Hallet (Editor), Werner Poewe (Co-Editor)

Publisher's description : Provides a comprehensive update on therapies for Parkinsonís disease. Basic mechanisms of neurodegeneration, pharmacologic interventions for motor and non-motor symptoms, and surgical management. Features summary tables and algorithms that serve as a quick reference for practical treatment decisions. Click here for more details.

   
PARKINSON'S DISEASE : PATHOGENIC AND THERAPEUTIC INSIGHTS

Richard Nass (editor), Serge Przedborski (editor)

Publisher's description : In this book, the advances and the advantages that various invertebrates, cell culture, rodents, and mammals provide in the identification of the molecular components and mechanisms involved in the cell death will be described, as well as the opportunities that these systems provide in drug discovery. Click here for more details.

   

TAKE ME HOME : PARKINSON'S, MY FATHER, MYSELF

Jonathan Taylor

Take Me Home is the story of a son's struggle for recognition from a father who is being transformed mentally and physically by a ruinous disease, and a writer's struggle to discover a father's strange and largely secret past, and, at the last, a trembling Parkinsonian who sometimes mistook his son for Humphrey Bogart or a giraffe.  Click here for more details

   

PARKINSON'S DISEASE AND MOVEMENT DISORDERS

TN Mehrotra

A concise, practical overview of Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders and their management. It lays out disease epidemiology and pathology, symptoms and signs, features, approaches, fluctuation function, pharmacokinetic strategies, and a detailed description of the disease through subjective treatment at various levels.  Click here for more details

   

Monkeys in the Middle : How One Drug Company Kept a Parkinsons Disease Breakthrough Out of Reach

Nick Nelson

A drug known simply as "GDNF" seemed to be reversing the effects of Parkinson's disease. The story of how Amgen ceased clinical trials on GDNF leaving some people without what they thought was a cure for their illness.  Click here for more details

   

the stranger comes at sundown : living and dying with Parkinson's Disease

Jane Kriete Awalt

Jane Awalt's book on her life as a caregiver for her husband Bob Awalt and his battle with Parkinson's disease, in this diary reveals the day-to-day and year-to-year struggles faced by those with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers.  Click here for more details

   

Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Mark Edwards, Niall Quinn and Kailash Bhatia

This book will help neurologists and other clinicians in the recognition and treatment of this group of disorders. Written in a concise, easy-to-use handbook format, it should appeal to a multidisciplinary audience. The text is accompanied by a DVD with video clips illustrating the different movement disorders. Click here for more details

   

Life in the Balance : A physician's memoir of life, love, and loss with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia

Thomas Graboys, Peter Zheutlin

Dr. Thomas Graboys had reached the pinnacle of his career and was leading a charmed life, but is now battling a particularly aggressive form of Parkinsonís disease and progressive dementia. This is an unflinching memoir of a devastating illness.  Click here for more details

   
Proud Hands : Personal Victories with Parkinson's    

Parkinson's disease affects many areas of a person's daily living. "Proud Hands" is filled with personal photos and stories from people across the nation sharing messages of hope and encouragement. The coffee table book is a unique collection from people with diverse backgrounds and ages. All proceeds from the sale of this book go directly to the American Parkinson Disease Association to support research, people living with PD, their caregivers and Parkinson's education.  Click here for more details

 

 

 

Parkinson's Disease in THE OLDER PATIENT

Jeremy Playfer and John Hindle (Editors)      

Parkinsonís Disease in the Older Patient has information on aetiology and pathogenesis of the condition, drug and surgical treatments, sleep disturbances, quality of life, carers, and the more prevalent older patient issues such as neuropsychiatric disturbances, speech and swallowing problems, balance, falls, and autonomic disturbances. Click here for more details

   

Parkinson's Disease in focus

Charles Tugwell

Parkinson's Disease in Focus is a resource for pharmacists and other healthcare practitioners who are involved with patients. It is aimed at being helpful to students of pharmacy and medicine, and to patients and those who care for them. The book provides a framework for medical practice, with a focus on drug therapy management.  Click here for more details

   

Living with Parkinson's Disease

David Belgum (editor)

Living with Parkinson's Disease explores the disease from a professional point of view and includes short pieces, written primarily by Parkinson's patients, about what it is like to experience the disease. Some of these short pieces are poems and short essays, but all are of use to doctors, patients, researchers, and coping family members. Click here for more details

   

Living Well with Parkinson's Disease : What your doctor doesn't tell you...that you need to know

Gretchen Garie, Michael J. Church, Winifred Conkling

The authors discuss diagnosis, treatment options, the emotional consequences, the affects on relationships, the role of diet, supplements, and rest and relaxation; strategies for navigating professional life and the maze of the health-care system. Click here for more details

   

Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior : COPING WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Joseph H.Friedman

While patients and families are aware of the physical challenges that accompany Parkinsonís disease, few are prepared for issues that impact their quality of life, including depression, anxiety, dementia, paranoid delusions, and sleep disorders.   Click here for more details

   

SURVIVING ADVERSITY : living with Parkinsonís disease

Gord Carley

Surviving Adversity - living with Parkinson's disease contains 28 profiles of individuals who share their stories of how they have adjusted to having Parkinsonís disease. This book aims to provide the readers with perspective and hope. The interviewees' ages range from 29 to 95. Click here for more details

   

BEANS, ROOTS AND LEAVES

Paul Bernard Foley

Beans, Roots and Leaves is "A History of the Chemical Therapy of Parkinsonism". It is a remarkably comprehensive history of the colourful and sometimes alarming history of the attempts to treat Parkinsonís Disease, from ancient India and medieval Europe until the present time. Click here for more details

   

The A TO Z OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Anthony D.Mosley, Deborah S.Romaine

"The A to Z of Parkinson's Disease" presents current information pertaining to the complex issues and news-making topics relating to this disease, including etiology, symptoms, treatments, medications, surgeries, research, medical terms, coping and caregiving, living with Parkinson's disease, and much more. Click here for more details

   

PARKINSON'S DISEASE - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 

Theresa A. Zesiewicz, Kelly E. Lyons, Wolfgang H. Oertel, Rajesh Pahwa, etc.

Topics include : Etiology, Differential diagnosis, Clinical features, Complications of long term therapy, Medications for treatment, Medical management, Management of non-motor symptoms, The European perspective, Surgery, Future treatments, Case studies, and FAQs by patients. Click here for more details

   

 

LUCKY MAN : A MEMOIR

Michael J.Fox

He begins with the first symptoms of Parkinson's disease, the incurable illness that led to his retirement from acting in 2000. He then cheerfully exposes the insecurities and self-indulgences of his pre-Parkinson's life in a manner that makes them not glamorous but wincingly ordinary and of course very funny. Click here for more details

   

 

PARKINSON'S DISEASE and related disorders (PARTS 1 AND 2)

William C.Koller, Eldad Melamed

The two volumes on Parkinsons disease in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology cover the dramatic advances in understanding of the biochemical background of Parkinsonism and the resulting developments in its pharmacological management.  Click here for more details of Volume 1. Click here for more details of Volume 2.

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE NURSING CARE FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Lisette K. Bunting-Perry, Gwyn M. Vernon

What is currently known about the disease and current evidence-based standards of care including: management through deep brain stimulation, palliative care for frail older adults with Parkinson's, medication management, non-motor complications and psychosocial issues, and complementary and alternative approaches. Click here for more details

   

 

Parkinson's Disease : The Complete Guide

Abraham N. Lieberman

A guide for Parkinson patients and caregivers, written by a team of health-care professionals-including a neurologist, a social worker, a nurse practitioner, a physical therapist, and an attorney/financial planner - this guide takes every aspect of living with chronic degenerative illness into consideration. Click here for more details

   

 

Understanding Parkinson's Disease

Richard B. Rosenbaum

The author covers the history, etiology, pathology, clinical manifestations, treatment options, and non-pharmacologic management of this neurological disorder for a wide readership. The author provides concise, easily digestible introductions to basic medically related scientific concepts such as incidence, prevalence, genetic inheritance. Click here for more details

   

 

Parkinson's Disease - Reducing Symptoms

Geoffrey Leader, Lucille Leader, Professor L Findley

"Parkinson's Disease - reducing symptoms with Nutrition and Drugs" offers a blending of nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits. It explains the effects of nutrition and medication on brain and general metabolism, thereby empowering the reader to plan a more predictable and personalised management approach. Click here for more details

   

 

Parkinson's Disease and the Family : A New Guide

Nutan, M.D. Sharma; Elaine, Ph.D. Richman

The authors review the etiology, diagnosis, and current treatments, with special consideration given to the effect on family dynamics and routines, including long-term care and sexual function. The authors also review various alternative therapies, including nutritional supplements, massage therapy, and traditional Chinese medicine. Click here for more details

   

 

The First Year - Parkinson's Disease

Jackie Hunt Christensen

In "The First Year - Parkinson's Disease : An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed" the author, as "patient-expert," guides the newly diagnosed through their first year with Parkinsonís, detailing the nature of the disease, treatment options, diet, exercise, charts and tables, social concerns, emotional issues, and much more. Click here for more details

   

 

When Parkinson's Strikes Early

Barbara Blake-Krebs, Linda Herman, Susan Reese

This book covers symptoms, side effects of medication, support networks, and surgery options, and explores the physical, emotional, and social struggles that face young people with Parkinsonís Disease. Parkinson's Disease resources, advocacy ideas, and an index are also included.   Click here for more details

   

 

PARKINSON'S DISEASE : A GUIDE FOR PATIENT AND FAMILY

Roger C.Duvoisin, Jacob Sage

Drs. Duvoisin and Sage explain the pathology, symptoms, and course of Parkinson's Disease, discuss current drug therapies and surgical procedures, and examine the latest research on the genetics of parkinsonism. An appendix lists the trade names, generic names, and formulations of commonly prescribed drugs.  Click here for more details

   

 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions in Parkinson's  Disease

David L.Cram

Dr. Cram's book discusses in detail many less common symptoms of the disease, such as freezing and orthostatic hypotension. A physician who has lived with Parkinson's Disease for twelve years, he is in a unique position to cast light on the health implications of Parkinson's Disease. Click here for more details

   

 

100 Questions & Answers About Parkinson Disease

Abraham Lieberman

Consumer text provides authoritative, practical answers to questions on treatment options, quality of life, sources of support, and much more. Focuses on the day-to-day concerns of those dealing with Parkinson's Disease. The book is written in a question-and-answer format.  Click here for more details

   

 

Shaking Up Parkinson Disease : Fighting Like a Tiger, Thinking Like a Fox

Abraham Lieberman

Lieberman has written a sympathetic book aimed at answering the questions posed by patients and families dealing with this dreadful disease. He covers anatomy and chemistry changes, diagnostic tests, and the autonomic nervous system.  Click here for more details

   
PARKINSON'S DISEASE AND THE ART OF MOVING

John Argue

Parkinson's Disease and the Art of Moving explains how to make exercise a part of the Parkinson's Disease patient's daily regimen. Ten lessons with over one hundred photographs show people with Parkinson's how to improve flexibility, balance, gait, and communication.  Click here for more details

   
Saving Milly : Love, Politics, and Parkinson's Disease

Morton Kondracke

Morton Kondracke chronicles his wife's 13-year battle against Parkinson's disease. Kondracke doesn't airbrush how horrible it is to have Parkinson's (the squeamish should avoid the passages about Milly Kondracke's two rounds of deep-brain surgery), or how difficult it is to live with someone who does. Click here for more details

   
LIVING WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Kathleen E.Biziere, Matthias C.Kurth

The first half presents a technical explanation of the etiology, symptoms, and medical and surgical management of Parkinson's Disease. The second half discusses clinical trials, including points to consider before participating in clinical trials, and lines of research being pursued. Click here for more details

   
A LIFE SHAKEN : MY ENCOUNTER WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Joel Haverman

Joel Havemann was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the early age of 45. Here he movingly chronicles the physical and emotional effects the disease has had on his life since the diagnosis. He briefly discusses Parkinson's history, possible causes, medical and surgical treatments, and research progress. Click here for more details

   
FLYING LESSON : ON THE WINGS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Joan Grady-Fitchett

A successful professional woman, Grady-Fitchett was diagnosed with PD in 1979. Refucing to allow the disease to dampen her positive attitude, she entered clinical trials, remarried, and maintained an independent lifestyle. In 1996, she was accepted in to an experimental stem cell program.  Click here for more details

   
Parkinson's Disease : The Way Forward !

Geoffrey and Lucille Leader

This volume covers alternative treatments for Parkinson's Disease, such as chelation therapy, Chines medicine, electromagnetic therapy and more. The authors also discusss sexuality and Parkinson's Disease, pregnancy, and the role of other healthcare professional such as osteopathsand physiotherapists. Click here for more details

   

CARING FOR THE PARKINSON PATIENT

J.Thomas Hutton, Raye Lynne Dippel

Sixteen contributed chapters address medical and surgical treatments, physical and occupational therapyto enhancethe patient'sdaily living skills, psychological and cognitive changes caused by the disease; and cargiver issues. There are also photographs and descriptions of adaptive equipment.  Click here for more details

   

Parkinson's Disease : A Self-Help Guide

Marjan Jahanshahi, David Marsden

It's filled with up-to-date information including : symptoms and probable causes, the process of diagnosis, the likely course of the illness, various types of treatment, how families can minimize and cope with stress, help from professionals and organizations. This self-help guide helps patients live their lives to the fullest. Click here for more details

   

 

 

 

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