J. Thomas Hutton is in the private practice of neurology and
directs the Neurology Research and Education Center as well as the
National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at Covenant
Health System in Lubbock, Texas.
Raye Lynne Dippel is a clinical and lifespan developmental psychologist in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Hutton and Dippel also edited Caring for the Alzheimer Patient.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder that afflicts at least 500,000 Americans over the age of 45. Neither cause nor cure has been found, although some progress has been made in treatment of symptoms. This is the first book written for patients, families, and caregivers, and it is extremely well done. Comprehensive information on the course of the disease, possible complications, and current research is combined with very practical chapters on medication, exercise, and emotional support. Very highly recommended. --Evelyn L. Mott, Palm Beach Cty. P.L. System, West Palm Beach, Fla.