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, discussing such topics as motor symptoms, depression, and autonomic nervous system dysfunction. It particularly emphasizes 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. This book is a comprehensive, practical and enlightened account of Parkinson's disease in the elderly that will appeal to clinicians involved with neurological disease and rehabilitation in elderly people.