Part of the Oxford American Neurology Library, Parkinson's Disease: Improving Patient Care is a clinically-focused text for healthcare professionals involved in the everyday management of Parkinson's disease patients. Primary care physicians, general neurologists, medical trainees, and ancillary therapists including mental health professionals, speech therapists, and physical therapists will all find helpful information regarding caring for patients with Parkinson's disease. The easily readable text provides information on the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and everyday management of patients with this disorder. Concise chapters and tables for easy reference make this book easy to read in sequence or use as a handy reference. The 12 chapters cover all aspects of Parkinson's disease care from diagnosis, test selection and early management to handling complications, deciding whether surgical options are appropriate, managing Parkinson's disease patients in the inpatient setting and supporting patients and families during late-stage complications.Tables and boxes highlight diagnostic clues and criteria and appropriate medications and doses for Parkinson's disease-specific medications and medications used to treat general aspects of the disease such as constipation.