A Practical Guide to Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis and Management

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Author: Alexandra Armitage, MS, APRN, CNL
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN 10: 0826144020
ISBN 13: 9780826144027
eISBN: 9780826144034
Edition: 1st
Knowledge at-a-glance on all aspects of Parkinsons and related syndromesThe only resource of its kind, this is a concise yet comprehensive overview of Parkinsons disease and related syndromes written for nurses, case managers, and nurse practitioners in primary care and neurology settings. In easy-to-read, bulleted format 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 Parkinsons 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 Parkinsons disease in bulleted, quick-reference format for busy practitionersCovers the unique considerations of Parkinson-plus syndromes
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