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Dementia in Lewy body and Parkinson's disease patients : partnering with your doctor to get the most from your medications

Author: J Eric Ahlskog
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Dementia implies impaired thinking and memory, which develops in most people with Parkinson's disease if they live long enough. A closely related condition is Dementia with Lewy Bodies, which is the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Eric Ahlskog
ISBN: 9780199977567 0199977569
OCLC Number: 858005132
Description: pages cm
Contents: Preface ; Glossary ; Chapter 1. Background ; Chapter 2. What is known about the cause ; Chapter 3. Are there medications for slowing the progression? ; Chapter 4. Defining the problems that require individualized treatment ; Treatment Chapters ; Levodopa-responsive problems ; . ; Chapter 5. Which drug for Parkinsonism? Walking, stiffness, tremor, slowness ; Chapter 6. Using carbidopa/levodopa to treat parkinsonism ; Chapter 7. Parkinsonism treatment among those already on medications ; Chapter 8. Unstable responses and dyskinesias: later motor problems ; Chapter 9. Other levodopa-responsive problems: anxiety, pain, insomnia ; Problems exacerbated by Parkinson medications ; Chapter 10. Hallucinations, delusions ; Chapter 11. Pathological behaviors provoked by dopamine agonist drugs: gambling, sex, eating, spending ; Cognitive problems ; Chapter 12. Confusion, impaired thinking, judgment ; Dysautonomia: blood pressure, bladder, bowels ; Chapter 13. Blood pressure and orthostatic hypotension: faints, near-faints and lightheadedness ; Chapter 14. Bladder problems ; Chapter 15. Bowels and constipation ; Other sleep problems ; Chapter 16. Daytime drowsiness ; Chapter 17. Acting out dreams: REM sleep behavior disorder ; More general issues ; Chapter 18. Depression ; Chapter 19. General medical issues ; Chapter 20. Importance of regular exercise ; Chapter 21. Hospitalization and nursing facilities: Keeping everyone on the same page ; Chapter 22. Families, caregivers, assistance
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