Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Living with Parkinson’s Disease

A Complete Guide for Patients and Caregivers

Worldwide, there are 10 million people with Parkinson’s Disease and in the U.S., 60,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. This topic was requested by RDNs for a new course! Dr. Okun is a world authority on Parkinson’s Disease and how to maintain quality of life for PD patients and their caretakers. Learn therapies for weight management, dysphagia, gastroparesis, drooling, bowel and urinary issues. CDCES, CHES approved.


I particularly liked the format…a discussion of the specific issue, then summarized outlines of pro’s and con’s of a particular alternative. – James Blackorby Amazon 8/20

Michael Okun, MD, Irene Malaty, MD, and Wissam Deeb, MD
Course Expiration Date: Apr-07-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 2.2.1, 4.1.2, 8.1.2, 10.2.9
Product Name

Book Only (2520)

Regular price $24.00 $24.00

11.25 CE Online Test Only (W2521)

Regular price $111.00

11.25 CE Book & Online Test (W2522)

Regular price $130.00

Book Details

Author Michael Okun, MD, Irene Malaty, MD, and Wissam Deeb, MD
Year Published 2020
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Robert Rose
ISBN 978-0778806721
Format Paperback
Page Count 320
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 11.25 CE Online Test Only: 175580
  • 11.25 CE Book & Online Test: 175580

Course Objectives

Level 1 & 2 CPE 

CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based 

Upon completion of this course, users will be able to:

  1. List the cardinal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
  2. Categorize the role of each therapist in the multidisciplinary Parkinson’s team: PT, OT, Speech, Psychiatric, Nutrition, and Medical. 
  3. Summarize the role of exercise for the Parkinson’s patient.
  4. Explain the role of levodopa for the Parkinson’s patient including how and where it works, concerns, timing of initiation, and potential relief in symptoms.
  5. Distinguish between the different categories of Parkinson’s medications.
  6. Summarize the gastrointestinal complications of Parkinson’s disease.
  7. Discuss how nutrition therapy can impact a Parkinson’s patient, including: constipation, orthostatic hypotension, the microbiome, restless leg syndrome, dysphagia, weight management, nausea, levodopa absorption.
  8. Explain the role of surgical intervention on Parkinson’s disease.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
American College of Sports Medicine

Why We Chose This Book

We had many practitioners who asked for a good course on Parkinson’s Disease—and this is the best one we could find with current research and expert authors.

About the Author

Michael Okun, MD, is considered a world authority on Parkinson’s disease treatment and research. He is currently Executive Director of the Fixel Institute for neurological Diseases, Chair of Neurology at the University of Florida and the National Medical Director for the Parkinson’s Foundation. 


Irene Malaty, MD, is a Professor at the University of Florida where she completed a fellowship in movement disorder. She leads the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence and is President of the Florida Society of Neurology.


Wissam Deeb, MD, is a Professor at the University of Florida where he completed a fellowship in movement disorder. He is an expert in Parkinson’s disease and in non-motor physiology.