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Life with Parkinson's Publications


 

The European Parkinson's Disease Association’s Life with Parkinson’s is an awareness-raising campaign that aims to highlight the lack of understanding and knowledge concerning Parkinson’s that exists throughout Europe today through the provision of educational materials.        

 

The first part of the campaign, which launched in 2008, focused on highlighting the importance of an early diagnosis as well as advanced disease management. Life with Parkinson's Part 1 focuses on the challenges of living with Parkinson’s. It highlights the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to delay the progression of the disease and to prolong a good quality of life. It also illustrates the economic and social burden in the late stages where the impact is at its greatest on people with Parkinson’s, their families, carers and society as a whole. English or Maltese versions of this book are available for download through the following link - Part 1

 

The second part of the campaign, which launched in 2010, focused on the disease’s non-motor symptoms and demonstrates the complexities of Parkinson’s. Life with Parkinson's Part 2 Non-motor symptoms focuses on the disease’s non-motor symptoms and demonstrates the complexity of Parkinson’s, while at the same time reiterating the importance of early diagnosis and effective treatment. It uses clinical case studies from experts in the treatment of Parkinson’s, together with testimonials from people with the disease, to provide insights to treatment and how therapy may need to be adapted to reduce the impact of non-motor symptoms. An English version of this book is available for download through the following link - Part 2 

 

The EPDA launched the third and final part of the campaign at its 20th anniversary conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in September 2012. Life with Parkinsons - Part 3 addresses the necessity of an accurate diagnosis and the importance of the right treatment for the right person at the right time. In other words, this booklet provides a guide to what constitutes the optimal treatment and care for people with Parkinson’s (PwPs).  An English version of this book is available for download through the following link - Part 3

 

Source: www.epda.eu.com



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