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    edited by Jolyon Meara, William C. Koller.
    Digital : Cambridge2000
    Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism are particular problems in the elderly, causing disability and impairing quality of life. This book covers the clinical features, diagnosis and management of Parkinson's disease in elderly people, dealing not only with the motor symptoms but also problems such as depression and autonomic nervous system dysfunction. It particularly stresses the importance of rehabilitation and total patient care. Topics covered include: • Differential diagnosis and epidemiology • Drug-induced parkinsonism and gait apraxia • The drug treatment of elderly patients • Cognitive impairment in elderly patients with Parkinson's disease • The multidisciplinary rehabilitation team Being a comprehensive, practical and enlightened account of Parkinson's disease in the elderly, and drawing on international experts, this book will appeal to clinicians in the various disciplines involved with neurological disease and rehabilitation in elderly people.