’10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson’s disease’ book launch

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Author: Geoffrey ChangPublished: 10 September 2015

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The sequel to bestselling book on Parkinson’s treatments looks at the latest potential breakthrough therapies to combat the disease

A new book presenting the latest updates on potential breakthrough therapies for Parkinson’s disease has been launched. The author, Michael S Okun M.D., is the medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF).

In the book, titled ‘10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease’, Okun reviews all of the recent breakthrough ideas and therapies in Parkinson’s. He reviews the portfolio of breakthroughs spanning all fronts, including developments in drugs, vaccines, devices, genetics and behaviour.

The book aims to inform, educate and inspire people living with Parkinson’s and their families, as well as healthcare professionals and scientists.

Okun said: “There is a worldwide crisis of misinformation; in many areas no information is available for people to understand the breakthrough therapies that will be necessary to living a better life with Parkinson’s disease.

“We have to get the message out, and we have to make it understandable and available to everyone, regardless of where they live or what language they may speak.”

This book is the sequel to Okun’s Amazon bestseller, ‘Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life,’ which was translated into over 20 languages.

Paul Blom, NPF’s interim CEO, said: “Dr Okun’s book conveys that a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is not the end of the road. People with Parkinson’s and their families need to know that there are many innovative treatments on the horizon that will help make their lives better. Dr Okun continues to give the Parkinson’s community the tools they need to be empowered and informed.”


You can purchase the book ‘10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease’ here

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