The Way Forward!

ISBN: 0 9526056 8 6     (Denor Press)

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The Way Forward!

An Integrated Approach including Drugs, Surgery, Nutrition, Bowel and Muscle Function, Self-esteem, Sexuality, Stress Control and Carers

By Dr Geoffrey Leader and Lucille Leader

Recipients of
"The Quality of Life for
Parkinson's Award"
CAM "Outstanding Practice Award"

With Contributions by Professor Aroldo Rossi, Professor Leslie Findley and Other Leading International Parkinson's Disease Specialists


"I have read the whole book and found it to be a super help for both doctors and healthcare professionals, patients and carers. Honestly, I have not read such a detailed and multi-disciplinary book, so far".

Dr Irena Rektorová - Vice President, European Parkinson's Disease Association,
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Brno University, Czech Republic

"The book is fabulous! It really looks at Parkinson's from an entire life perspective."

Jo Rosen - President, Parkinson's Resource Organisation, USA

"This is a truly ground breaking book.
Parkinson's Disease - The Way Forward! is a must for any practitioner, patient or carer, with a therapeutic interest or role in Parkinson's Disease."

Katy Petter BSc (Hons) Nutri UK, BOOK REVIEW

"This volume contains a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge which will be of benefit to all those in the world of Parkinson's Disease"

Professor Leslie Findley - Chairman of the Steering Group of the Global Parkinson's Disease Society,
Member World Health Organisation Working Party on Parkinson's Disease,
Medical Adviser to the European Parkinson's Disease Association,
Past Chairman of the UK Parkinson's Disease Society

"I have just acquired a copy of your book, Parkinson's Disease - The Way Forward! which I have found more helpful than any advice I have received from anywhere else since being diagnosed 12 years ago."

Anne Weller Person with Parkinson's Disease, UK

"This may not be as headline-grabbing or sensationalist as foetal grafts or human cloning, but has the advantage of markedly improving the lives of those with this unfortunate illness".

Dr James Le Fanu - Medical Health Journalist, Sunday Telegraph, London, UK


In a unique way, leading international medical specialists and healthcare professionals have been brought together by Dr Geoffrey Leader & Lucille Leader to present a new and dynamic approach to the management of Parkinson's disease - this is care by a team of specialists, each supporting the different needs of Parkinson's people and their partners. This integrated approach to management, as presented in this specialized book, allows patients, carers and health professionals to make informed choices about the most effective supportive therapies available.

The style of writing is user-friendly, optimizing function and well-being through the educated use of drugs, nutrition, physical, sexual and emotional strategies. This approach helps to reduce the feeling of helplessness typically associated with this degenerative illness. Patients are given the opportunity to make a tangible difference to the quality of their lives.

It has been the aim of the authors to optimise the entire functional health of individuals so that they may function as best as they can. In so doing, they are able to enhance their mental and physical potential and derive a sense of well-being not often experienced by sufferers of Parkinson's disease.

The book is especially designed for patients and carers as well as their physicians and allied healthcare professionals (who are supplied with an abundance of comprehensive scientific references.)

The chapters are presented in comfortable sized print for study and there are photographs and diagrams.

Topics With Practical Strategies Include:

  • Reducing Dyskinesia (movement disturbance)
  • All about Drugs (pros and cons)
  • Patient Assessment Diary (analyzes how often to take drugs)
  • Specialised Nutritional Management (Includes constipation management, energy production, reducing dyskinesia, drugs and food interactions, special recipes and much more)
  • Biochemical Tests
  • Diagnosis & Monitoring: Cerebral-Imaging and Diagnostic Rating Scales
  • Hands & Feet (maintaining flexibility and function)
  • Self-esteem
  • Depression and Stress Control
  • Sexuality (optimizing function)
  • Pregnancy (young people develop Parkinson's Disease)
  • Dentistry, Mercury and the Brain
  • Surgery/Anesthesiology
  • EDTA Chelation Therapy (for improving circulation)
  • The Parkinson's Disease Nurse Specialist
  • Psychology
  • Osteopathy (optimizing musculo-skeletal function)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise (maintaining function and well-being)
  • Speech Therapy (preventing and dealing with problems / communication)
  • Electro-Magnetic Field Application
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (symptom reduction, blood flow to brain)
  • Carers' Needs, Patient and Carer Views - Helpful Addresses
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