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Editors: Ronald Chow, Jaclyn Viehweger, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, and Joav Merrick, M.D. (Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel)
Book Description:
Parkinsonís disease, first described by the English surgeon James Parkinson (1755-1824) in 1817 as ďshaking palsyĒ, is a neurodegenerative disorder that manifests symptoms such as resting tremor, muscular rigidity, bradykinesia and postural instability. These motor disorders have been extensively researched resulting in improved diagnostic accuracy and the development of robust rating scales and treatment strategies for symptoms. The treatment options for Parkinsonís disease are similar to those for Alzheimerís disease, meaning that at this moment in time there does not exist a definitive cure that can reverse the progression of the disease. Young adults seem to be well aware of Alzheimerís disease, but are they aware of Parkinsonís disease? Both of these diseases will become increasingly more prevalent in our aging world and young adults need to be prepared to care for family members who are struck by one, or both, diseases. In this book we document the assessment of the knowledge of young adults with respect to Parkinsonís disease across the globe. (Nova Biomedical)


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Table of Contents:
Introduction

Chapter 1. How Aware/Knowledgeable Are Young Adults about Parkinsonís Disease? (pp. 3-8)
(Ronald Chow, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg and Joav Merrick)

Chapter 2. Awareness of Parkinsonís Disease: About the Survey Instrument (pp. 9-18)
(Ronald Chow, Michael Borean and Drew Hollenberg)

Section One: Canada (pp. 19-20)

Chapter 3. Awareness of Parkinsonís Disease among Young Adults in London, Canada (pp. 21-36)
(Ronald Chow, Jaclyn Viehweger, Rachna Jog, Victoria Trasente, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Michael Lam, Tharani Anpalagan and Anna Rzepka)

Chapter 4. Awareness of Parkinsonís Disease among Young Adults in Toronto, Canada (pp. 37-52)
(Stephanie Ho, Jaclyn Viehweger, Victoria Trasente, Cynthia Ho, Wesley Ng, Matthew Wong, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Tharani Anpalagan, Anna Rzepka and Ronald Chow)

Chapter 5. Awareness of Parkinsonís Disease among Young Adults in Waterloo, Canada (pp. 53-70)
(Jaclyn Viehweger, Ronald Chow, Victoria Trasente, Nathan Duarte, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Tharani Anpalagan and Anna Rzepka)

Chapter 6. Awareness of Parkinsonís Disease among Young Adults in Halifax, Canada (pp. 71-80)
(Stephanie Ho, Jaclyn Viehweger, Victoria Trasente, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Tyler Ferguson, Tharani Anpalagan, Anna Rzepka and Ronald Chow)

Chapter 7. Awareness of Parkinsonís Disease among Young Adults in Kingston, Canada (pp. 81-96)
(Michael Borean, Tharani Anpalagan, Jaclyn Viehweger, Logan Midroni, Cooper Midroni, Drew Hollenberg, Victoria Trasente, Anna Rzepka and Ronald Chow)

Section Two: United States, Ireland and Asia (pp. 97-98)

Chapter 8. Awareness of Parkinsonís Disease among Young Adults in New York State, United States (pp. 99-110)
(Jaclyn Viehweger, Victoria Trasente, Neal Ganguli, Ray Kang, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg, Tharani Anpalagan, Anna Rzepka and Ronald Chow)

Chapter 9. Awareness of Parkinsonís Disease among Young Adults in Dublin, Ireland (pp. 111-122)
(Drew Hollenberg, Jaclyn Viehweger, Ronald Chow, Anna Rzepka, Victoria Trasente, Samuel Goh, Michael Borean and Tharani Anpalagan)

Chapter 10. Awareness of Parkinsonís Disease among Young Adults in Asia (pp. 123-136)
(Tharani Anpalagan, Ronald Chow, Jaclyn Viehweger, Victoria Trasente, Michael Borean, Drew Hollenberg and Anna Rzepka)

Section Three: Overall awareness (pp. 137-138)

Chapter 11. Awareness of Parkinsonís Disease among Young Adults: A Meta-Analysis (pp. 139-154)
(Ronald Chow and Jaclyn Viehweger)

Section Four: Acknowledgements (pp. 155-156)

Chapter 12. About the Editors (pp. 157-160)

Chapter 13. About Infinitas Research Group, London, Ontario, Canada (pp. 161-162)

Chapter 14. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Israel (pp. 163-168)

Chapter 15. About the Book Series: ďDisability StudiesĒ (pp. 169-172)

Section Five: Index (pp. 173-174)

Index (pp. 175)

Total Pages: 178

   Series:
      Disability Studies (Joav Merrick - Series Editor - Medical Director, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel)
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2018 - 1st Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-53612-745-4
   Status: AV
  
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