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Book details
  • Genre:MEDICAL
  • SubGenre:Caregiving
  • Language:English
  • Pages:178
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098322052
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098322045

You are a Better Parkinson's Disease Caregiver Than You Think

What Every Caregiver Should Know

by Kevin Klos M.D.

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Due to the lack of formal training, self-doubt, and conflicting ideas from outside resources, most Parkinson's disease care partners and caregivers struggle and experience frustration in caring for their loved one. The challenges for care partners in the early and intermediate stages as well as the challenges for caregivers in the more advanced stages vary widely. The purpose of this book is to equip Parkinson's disease care partners and caregivers with the confidence and skills necessary to enjoy the caregiving years with less struggles and heartache. In You are a Better Parkinson's Disease Caregiver Than You Think, author Kevin Klos, MD offers practical solutions and applications that he has learned from extensive research from patients and caregivers in his clinical practice as well as his own experiences as a caregiver for his mother with Parkinson's disease. He provides actionable plans that will give you the confidence to be a better caregiver and reduce the guilt that so many individuals experience. Based on Dr. Klos's clinical experience, backed by advice from care partners and caregivers caring for loved ones in all stages of the disease and illustrated by case stories from real caregivers, You are a Better Parkinson's Disease Caregiver Than You think provides and principles and skills that you must learn and master. Your caregiving journey will never be the same.

In You Are a Better Parkinson's Disease Caregiver Than you Think, author Dr. Kevin Klos offers advice directly from care partners and caregivers of Parkinson's disease patients at all stages of the illness. The book is a product of a seven year research project designed to learn directly from care partners and caregivers on lessons learned from past mistakes and successes. The lessons are illustrated by stories shared. Dr. Klos introduces the PLS method of Parkinson's disease caregiving which has served his patients very well. He has witnessed the highs and lows of caregiving for Parkinson's disease patients and shares insights from their experiences.  

About the author
Kevin Klos, MD is a board-certified neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist. He completed a neurology residency and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is the founder of the Movement Disorder Clinic of Oklahoma where he operates a full time clinical practice and conducts clinical research trials in Parkinson's disease. He is a caregiver for his mother, Judy, who battles Parkinson's disease. Dr. Klos and his wife Shannon make their home in Tulsa, OK along with their seven children.
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