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Written information on Parkinsonís disease for professionals


The Parkinsonís Disease Society (tel 020 7931 8080)  publish a range of written material for professionals (including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists) dealing with people with PD.

Recent books on PD and its management include:

  • ĎParkinsonís disease and Parkinsonism in the Elderlyí,, by Jolyon Meara and William Koller, published in 2000 by Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0 521628 849

  • ĎPsychiatric and Cognitive Disorders in Parkinsonís diseaseí by Sergio Starkstein and Marcello Merello, published in 2002 by Cambridge University Press. ISBN 052 166 3059

  • Parkinsonís Disease and the Older patient : A Practical Guide to Assessment and Clinical Managementí,  by Jeremy Playfer and John Hindle, published in 2001 by Hodder and Stoughton. ISBN 0 340 759 143

  • ĎThe Clinical Atlas of Parkinsonís Diseaseí, by David Nicholl and Adrian Williams, published in 2002 by Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 1 405 107 782

  • ĎFast Facts : Parkinsonís diseaseí, by Christopher Clough, K Ray Choudhuri, Kapil Sethi, published in 2003 by Health press. ISBN 1 89 954 1446
  • ĎParkinsonís Disease in Practiceí, by  Carl Clarke, published in 2001 by Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd, London. ISBN 1 853 154 865

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Some recent review articles on aspects of PD include


  • Albanese A. Diagnostic criteria for Parkinsonís disease. Neurol Sci 2003; 24 suppl 1; 23-6.


  • Ben-Shlomo Y.  How far are we in understanding the cause of Parkinsonís disease?  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1996: 61: 4-14.


  • Betchen SA, Kaplitt M. Future and current surgical therapies in Parkinsonís disease. Curr Opin Neurol 2003; 16: 487-93.


  • Bhatia K, Brooks D, Burn D et al. Updated guidelines for the management of Parkinsonís disease.  Hosp Med 2001; 62: 456-70.


  • Calne SM, Kumar A. Nursing Care of Patients with late-stage Parkinsonís disease. J Neurosci Nursing 2003; 35: 242-51.


  • Clarke CE.  Mortality from Parkinsonís disease.  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2000; 68: 254


  • Dawson TM, Dawson VL. Molecular pathways of neurodegeneration in parkinsonís disease. Science 2003; 302: 819-22.


  • Deane KHO, Ellis-Hill C, Jones D, et al. Systematic review of paramedical therapies for Parkinsonís disease. Mov Disord 2002; 17: 984-91.


  • Emre M. Dementia associated with Parkinsonís disease. Lancet Neurol 2003; 2: 229-37.


  • Fahn S. Description of Parkinsonís disease as a clinical syndrome. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2003; 991: 1-14.


  • Findley L, Peto V, Pugner K et al.  The impact of Parkinsonís disease on quality of life: results of a research survey in the UK.  Mov Disord 2000; 15 (suppl 3): 179.
  • Huang Z, de la Fuente-Fernandez R, Stoessl AJ. Etiology of Parkinsonís disease. Can J Neurol Sci 2003; 30 suppl 1; 10-18.


  • MacMahon DG. The initial drug treatment of older patients with Parkinsonís disease - consider an agonist, but donít demonise dopa. Age Ageing 2003; 32: 244-5.


  • McDonald WM, Richard IH, DeLong MR. Prevalence, etiology and treatment of depression in Parkinsonís disease. Biol Psychiatry 2003; 54: 363-75.


  • Martin WR, Wieler M. Treatment of Parkinsonís disease. Can J Neurol Sci 2003; 30 suppl 1; 27-33


  • Schapira AH, Olanow CW. Neuroprotection in Parkinsonís disease: mysteries, myths and misconceptions. JAMA 2004; 291: 3589-64.


  • Shults CW. Treatments of Parkinsonís disease circa 2003. Arch Neurol 2003; 60: 1680-4.


  • Siderowf A, Stem M. Update on Parkinsonís disease. Ann Intern Med 2003; 138: 651-8.

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Last Modified 13 August 2004
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