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Understanding Parkinson's Disease

A Self-Help Guide

by David L. Cram Author · Xiao Gao Author


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Addressing a disease that affects half a million Americans today—with 100,000 new cases diagnosed annually—this reference emphasizes how treatment and education are vital to maintaining the best quality of life possible. Coauthored by a former physician who has lived with Parkinson’s for 20 years, this handbook discusses both the basics of the disease, for which there is no “cure,” and ways that patients can stay active and maintain independence. Additional topics include symptoms and stages, treatment options, the role of self-help, the emotional side of the illness, day-to-day coping, benefits of exercise, choosing the right doctor, and care for caregivers. Going beyond standard medical information, this unique study also offers a sense of hope, featuring inspirational quotes from dozens of Parkinson’s patients.

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Addicus Books
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David L. Cram (Author)

David Cram (Author) : David L. Cram, MD, is the clinical professor emeritus for the University of California–San Francisco. He is the author of Answers to Frequently Asked Questions in Parkinson’s Disease and The Healing Touch. Dr. Cram passed awa...

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