Parkinson's disease -- treatment

Understanding Parkinson's disease : a self-help guide

By David L. Cram, Steven H. Schechter, Xiao-Ke Gao

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A self-help approach to Parkinson's disease -- What is Parkinson's disease? -- The emotional side of Parkinson's disease -- Your doctor as partner -- Drug treatment for Parkinson's disease -- Surgery as treatment for Parkinson's disease -- The importance of exercise -- Day-to-day coping -- Caring for caregivers.
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Yoga for movement disorders : rebuilding strength, balance and flexibility for Parkinson's disease and dystonia

By Renee Le Verrier

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"A daily guide to yoga practice designed for people with dystonia, muscle imbalance, rigidity, and spasms due to such causes as Parkinson's, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. The focus is on rebuilding strength and flexibility as well as physical and emotional balance. Part 1 prepares the reader for practicing yoga. It includes an introduction, a chapter on how to begin, from where and when to practice, how to use the book, safety precautions, and a note to teachers. Part 2 flows as a yoga class would, with breathing exercises, modified poses, and guided relaxation. The poses presented in later chapters include a variety of difficulty levels, from seated to standing, with step-by-step directions and easy-to-follow photos. The mind/body connection is woven throughout,and each chapter concludes with a brief list of why the day's practice is beneficial along with suggestions of how to apply the poses and concepts to everyday activities."
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Ask the Doctor about Parkinson's Disease

By Michael S. Okun, Hubert H. Fernandez

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Parkinson's disease : what is it? -- Adjusting to life with Parkinson's disease -- Motor symptoms -- Nonmotor symptoms -- Pharmacological approaches to treatment -- Alternative and complementary approaches to treatment -- Multidisciplinary approaches to treatment -- Surgical approaches to treatment -- Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and other medical treatments -- Ten things on the horizon for treating Parkinson's disease.
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Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Life for People with Parkinson's, Dystonia and Essential Tremor

By Kelvin L. Chou, Susan Grube, Parag G. Patil

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"A deep brain stimulator (DBS) device is like a pacemaker for the heart, but the electrodes are placed into the brain. DBS helps in neurological disorders by changing the activity of brain cells depending on where the electrodes are placed. In 1973, Yoshio Hosobuchi first performed chronic deep brain stimulation, to treat pain, by implanting electrodes. In 2002, long-term results of pallidal stimulation were reported for Parkinson's disease. Thus, this book discusses how Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and a few other neurological and psychiatric disorders are treated with DBS."
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