Acclaimed Neurologist J. Eric Ahlskog, MD, PhD Guides Patient and Family Through Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia

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In 'Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia,' neurologist Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog brings hope to patients and caregivers of advanced Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body Dementia by guiding them through the labyrinth of symptoms, treatments, medications, and side effects of these complex illnesses.

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In his new book, Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia: Patient, Family, and Clinician Working Together for Better Outcomes (Hardcover │ $34.95 │ 288 pp │ 9780199977567 │ September 26, 2013 │ Oxford University Press), neurologist Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog brings hope to caregivers of advanced Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body Dementia patients by guiding them through the labyrinth of symptoms, treatments, medications, and side effects of dementia caused by Lewy Bodies.

Lewy Bodies are accumulations of protein in brain cells that cause dementia, which are found in both Lewy Body Dementia and advanced Parkinson’s disease patients. A diagnosis of dementia can be devastating, and those caring for patients suffering from Lewy Body Dementia or Parkinson’s coupled with dementia are beset by a particularly complex host of issues related to treatment and medication. All too often, caregivers of dementia patients do not know the right questions to ask or how to discuss different treatment options with their doctors.

Just in time for Lewy Body Dementia awareness month this October, Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog has written Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia: Patient, Family, and Clinician Working Together for Better Outcomes.

Dr. Ahlskog clearly explains the known causes and symptoms of both Lewy Body Dementia and advanced Parkinson’s disease with dementia. He then draws on 30 years of clinical and research experience to clarify which medications to avoid, proper dosages, and the various side effects and complications of different treatments, helping both the general public and medical professionals work together to provide the best treatment possible for their loved ones and patients.

About the Author: Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology, Mayo Medical School and Chair of the Mayo Clinic Section of Movement Disorders, Rochester, Minnesota. He is a full-time clinician with most of his Mayo practice devoted to Lewy body disorders, including Parkinson's disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. He has published over 200 manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals and has authored two books.

'Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia: Patient, Family, and Clinician Working Together for Better Outcomes' will be published by Oxford in hardcover on September 26, 2013.
Hardcover │ $34.95 │ 288 pp │ 9780199977567

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