Parkinson's Disease in Focus
Charles Tugwell - Senior Directorate Pharmacist for Head and Neck Services
Part of the 'In Focus' series, this text is an overview of the pharmaceutical care of patients with Parkinson's disease, providing practical information on the care, medication and management of patients.
Parkinson's Disease in Focus provides a framework for good practice, with a particular focus on drug therapy management. Complementary and surgical treatments are also discussed, along with developments in research for new treatments such as gene therapy.
Chapter contents include:
- The condition and its symptoms
- Non-drug treatments
- Complementary therapies
- Surgical options
- Management of symptoms not specific to Parkinson's disease
- Development and future treatments
- Specific drug interactions and adverse effects
- The Condition
- Non-drug Therapies
- Surgical Procedures
- Management of Non-motor Symptoms
- Developments and Future Treatments
- Patient Care and Service Provision
- Further Resources
'Another welcome addition to the 'In Focus' series, we are now presented with an in-sight into the complexities of this neurological disorder. Within its pages, this book presents a holistic study of the disease and I have to admit to being engrossed in its real life approach. I have updated my knowledge and if you have an interest in improving patient care, read this book.'
Jackie Smith, Pharmaceutical Advisor. Chemist and Druggist. Published online 12 March 2008