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The Science and Practice of LSVT BIG
Chairman Mohabbat Ali Sr. Physiotherapist & coordinator SRC
Explain advances in neuroscience and impact on the field of rehabilitation. Briefly discuss development and data on an efficacious speech treatment LSVT LOUD. Describe development and key aspects of limb motor treatment LSVT BIG
PARKINSONS UPDATES - Newsletter Issue Dec 2011
Message from the Chairman
The last quarter of 2011 is turning out to be a busy period with a lot of patient centric activites. An open house was held at Dow Institute of Physical Sciences which was well attended and showcased the excellent facilities avaiable at the institute.
The Pakistan Parkinson's Society (PPS) which is registered under the Societies Act of 1860 is not for profit and established with the primary objective of being the voice of patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease (PD). The Society aims to achieve public awareness of the Disease with the objective of helping patients, their care givers and medical support staff the ability to make informed disease management choices in order to improve their quality of life.
This booklet was originally written under a grant agreement for the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc, by Julie H. Carter, RN, MN, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Department of Neurology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, ©1992. It was redesigned and reprinted in 1999 through an unrestricted educational grant from Pharmacia & Upjohn Company and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Young Parkinson’s Handbook
by: The Richard E. Heikkila, APDA Advanced Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research and Department of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
The Fine Art of “Recreation & Socialization” With Parkinson’s Disease
By Donna Diaz, RN, MS
Aquatic Exercises for PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Ann Elizabeth Peters O’Nihill, B.S.   Carla Cothran B.S.,MSN, MAEd   Barbara Habermann, PhD,RN
Aquatic Specialist, ATRI   Nurse Coordinator   Assistant Professor
Lakeshore Foundation   APDA Parkinson Disease Center   UAB Graduate Nursing
Birmingham,Alabama   Birmingham,Alabama   Birmingham,Alabama
By: Josephine Clapcich, OTR/L; Nora Goldberg, M.A., OTR/L; Eileen Walsh, M.S., PT;
by: Terry Ellis, PT, PhD, NCS; Tami Rork, PT, MSPT; Diane Dalton, PT, DPT, OCS; The Center for Neurorehabilitation; Sargent College; Boston University, Boston MA.
Speaking Effectively, A Strategic Guide For Speaking and Swallowing
by: Bari Hoffman Ruddy, PhD, CCC-SLP   Christine Sapienza, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.   Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Associate Director, The Ear Nose Throat and Plastic Surgery Associates Voice Care Center, Orlando, Florida.   Faculty Member, Movement Disorders Clinic, University of Florida. Gainesville, FL.
Helping your partner what not to do!
By Kathryn A. Cullen BSN, MS.
Hospitalization of A Parkinson Patient
by: Joseph H. Friedman, MD
The Challenges of Parkinson’s Disease: Adapting to a Nursing Home
by: Karla Tolson, R.N., B.S.N.
Medical Management of Parkinson’s Disease
By: Marilyn R. Semenchuk, Pharm.D., BCPP
When Should Parkinson’s Disease Patients Go To The Emergency Room?
by: Joseph H. Friedman, MD
Neuro-opthalmology And Parkinson’s Disease
by: Andrew A. Berman, MD
Fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease
by: Joseph H. Friedman, MD
Impact of Parkinson’s Disease on Patient Participation in Daily Life: Results of an International Survey
by: Professor Leslie Findley, Consultant Neurologist and Chairman, Essex, Neurosciences Unit, UK; Mary G Baker MBE, President of the European Parkinson’s Disease Association, UK.
Parkinson’s Disease Handbook
by: Lawrence I. Golbe, MD, Professor; Margery H. Mark, MD, Associate Professor; Jacob I. Sage, MD, Professor and Director, Division of Movement Disorders and The Richard E. Heikkila APDA Advanced Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research; edited by Margery H. Mark, MD
Parkinson’s Disease Patient Checklist
Patients can be overwhelmed by the amount of information they may receive at a consultation with a healthcare professional (HCP). This checklist has been developed to help you, the patient prepare as best as possible for these consultations.
Recovery from Parkinson’s Disease
by: Janice Walton-Hadlock
Medications Approved for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease in the USA
This material is intended to provide the reader with information. It should not be used for treatment purposes, but rather as a source for discussion with the patient's own physician.
Parkinson’s Disease and Oral Health
by: Michaell A. Huber, DDS
Keys to Caregiving
by: Caryn Crenshaw, RN, Coordinator
Exercises For The Parkinson Patient.
Just as running water does not freeze, so moving muscles do not freeze.
Nonpharmacologic Treatments
A wide variety of problems in PD may respond to nonpharmacological treatments. In all cases, an individualized approach is needed to identify the problems and determine a treatment plan. Effective treatment may reduce the need for medications and improve quality of life.
Acknowledgement: We gratefully acknowledge the support and assistance received from European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) and Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) of the United Kingdom.