Title A Practical Guide to Parkinson’s Disease
Subtitle Diagnosis and Management
Author Alexandra Armitage
ISBN 9780826144027
List price USD 55.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 338
Book size 127 x 203 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
Published in India by Springer Publishing Company
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Knowledge at-a-glance on all aspects of Parkinson’s and related syndromes

The only resource of its kind, this is a concise yet comprehensive overview of Parkinson’s disease and related syndromes written for PAs, medical students, case managers, and nurse practitioners in primary care and neurology settings. In an easy-to-read approach, 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 Parkinson’s 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 Parkinson’s disease in bulleted, quick-reference format for busy practitioners
  • Covers the unique considerations of Parkinson-plus syndromes
  • Includes illustrations, diagrams, and tables to quickly reinforce concepts
  • Provides call-out boxes with key author insights
  • Presents valuable resources for patient and family






Part I. Parkinson’s Disease

Chapter 1. The Neurobiology of Parkinson’s Disease

Alexandra Armitage

Chapter 2. The Patient Exam

Alexandra Armitage

Chapter 3. Defining Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease

Michael J. Soileau

Chapter 4. Imaging and Advanced Studies

Michael J. Soileau

Chapter 5. Neuropsychological Assessment

Jared Benge

Chapter 6. Additional Evaluations

Kyla Sherrard and Christy Herff


Part II. Parkinsonisms

Chapter 7. Parkinson-Plus Syndromes

Alexandra Armitage

Chapter 8. Other Parkinsonisms

Alexandra Armitage


Part III. Treatment of Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease

Chapter 9. Treatment of Motor Symptoms

Alexandra Armitage

Chapter 10. Treatment of Non-Motor Symptoms: Autonomic Dysfunction

Melissa Streeter and Alexandra Armitage

Chapter 11. Treatment of Non-Motor Symptoms: Sleep Disturbances

Alexandra Armitage

Chapter 12. The Nature of Cognitive Problems in Typical and Atypical Parkinsonisms

Richard Phenis and Jared Benge

Chapter 13. Treatment of Non-Motor Symptoms: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

Alexandra Armitage


Part IV: Alternative Therapies and Other Considerations

Chapter 14. Exercise

Alexandra Armitage

Chapter 15. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Alexandra Armitage

Chapter 16. Nutrition

Alexandra Armitage

Chapter 17. Caregiver Burden and Legal Considerations

Christy Herff


Appendix A: Hoehn and Yahr Scoring Scale

Appendix B: Drugs That Should Be Avoided in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

Appendix C: Patient Handout for Hospitalization

Appendix D: Standardized Intake Questions for Evaluating a Parkinson’s Patient

Appendix E: Standardized Questions for Evaluating the Patient in a Follow-Up Visit




About the Editor:

Alexandra Armitage, MS, APRN, CNL, is a clinical nurse leader and board certified nurse practitioner who has worked and taught in numerous clinical and educational neurological and neurosurgical settings. She received her BS from the University of Natal, South Africa, and her MS and post-master’s APRN certificate from the University of New Hampshire. She is currently working as a provider at the Plummer Movement Disorders Center, at Baylor Scott & White in Temple, Texas. She lectures on neurology and neurosurgical topics at a graduate level. Her goal is to encourage and advance the understanding of neurology for all practitioners. She is the author of The Advanced Practice Nursing Guide to the Neurological Exam (Springer Publishing, 2015). In addition, she is the book reviewer for the New Hampshire Nurses’ Association. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Texas Nurse Practitioner Association, the Texas Neurological Society and the American Academy of Neurology.

Target Audience:

It is a comprehensive overview of Parkinson’s disease and related syndromes written for PAs, medical students, case managers, and nurse practitioners in primary care and neurology settings.

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