Parkinson's Disease, Second Edition

Parkinson's Disease, Second Edition

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In recent years, considerable advances have been made in our knowledge and understanding of Parkinson's disease (PD). In particular, there has been an explosion of information regarding genetic contributions to the etiology of PD and an increased awareness of the importance of the non-motor features of the disease. Theories regarding the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of PD have also been refined, and new treatment modalities and advances implemented. Reflecting these changes, this second edition features new chapters devoted to genetic aspects of PD, non-motor features of the disease, and aspects of the pathophysiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of PD.In fact, any treatment regime (speech, physical, or occupational therapy) that is consistent with plasticity-promoting ... Continued exercise following the conclusion of speech treatment and tune-up sessions may be needed for maintenance of vocal loudness as the disease progresses. Moreover, intensive treatment can be costly, especially for the elderly, whose source of income might be limited. Thus ... A third reason is that many individuals with PD are aware of their speech problemsanbsp;...

Title:Parkinson's Disease, Second Edition
Author:Ronald F. Pfeiffer, Zbigniew K. Wszolek, Manuchair Ebadi
Publisher:CRC Press - 2012-10-09


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