Living with Parkinson’s DiseaseA 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
Level 1 & 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.1,1.1.5, 1.2.6, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.5, 5.1.1, 5.2.1, 6.1.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.2.1, 8.3.1, 8.4.1, 9.1.1, 9.4.1, 10.1.1, 10.2.9, 10.2.10, 10.3.1, 10.4.1, 10.5.1, 10.6.1
CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based
Upon completion of this course, users will be able to:
- List the cardinal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
- Categorize the role of each therapist in the multidisciplinary Parkinson’s team: PT, OT, Speech, Psychiatric, Nutrition, and Medical.
- Summarize the role of exercise for the Parkinson’s patient.
- 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.
- Distinguish between the different categories of Parkinson’s medications.
- Summarize the gastrointestinal complications of Parkinson’s disease.
- 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.
- Explain the role of surgical intervention on Parkinson’s disease.
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.