Ending Parkinson's Disease by Ray Dorsey audiobook

Ending Parkinson's Disease: A Prescription for Action

By Ray Dorsey , Todd Sherer , Michael S. Okun , and Bastiaan Bloem
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Four top experts provide a plan to help prevent the Parkinson's pandemic, improve care and treatment, and end the silence associated with this devastating disease Brain diseases are now the world's leading source of disability. The fastest growing of these is Parkinson's: the number of people with Parkinson's doubled to over 6 million over the last 25 years and is projected to double again by 2040. Harmful pesticides known to cause Parkinson's proliferate, many people remain undiagnosed and untreated, research funding stagnates, and the most effective treatment is now a half century old. In Ending Parkinson's Disease, four leading doctors and advocates offer a bold but actionable pact to prevent, advocate for, care for, and treat one of the great health challenges of our time. This is a critical guide for anyone who has or could be touched by this disease.

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Summary

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Four top experts provide a plan to help prevent the Parkinson's pandemic, improve care and treatment, and end the silence associated with this devastating disease


Brain diseases are now the world's leading source of disability. The fastest growing of these is Parkinson's: the number of people with Parkinson's doubled to over 6 million over the last 25 years and is projected to double again by 2040. Harmful pesticides known to cause Parkinson's proliferate, many people remain undiagnosed and untreated, research funding stagnates, and the most effective treatment is now a half century old.


In Ending Parkinson's Disease, four leading doctors and advocates offer a bold but actionable pact to prevent, advocate for, care for, and treat one of the great health challenges of our time. This is a critical guide for anyone who has or could be touched by this disease.

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Author

Author Bio: Ray Dorsey

Author Bio: Ray Dorsey

Ray Dorsey is the David M. Levy Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester, where he directs the Center for Health + Technology. For the past decade, he has pioneered technology to care for individuals with and measure the features of Parkinson’s disease. His research has been published in the leading neurology, medical, and economic journals; as well as in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times; and has been featured on NPR. Previously, Ray directed the Parkinson’s disease division at Johns Hopkins Medicine and consulted for McKinsey & Company.

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Author Bio: Todd Sherer

Author Bio: Todd Sherer

Todd Sherer is the Chief Executive Officer of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the largest and most highly respected private funder of Parkinson’s disease research in the world. Todd is a neuroscientist who conducted pioneering work at Emory University that linked a common pesticide to Parkinson’s disease.

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Author Bio: Michael S. Okun

Author Bio: Michael S. Okun

Michael S. Okun is the Chair and the Adelaide Lackner Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida. Michael is one of the world’s leading Parkinson’s disease researchers who has advanced surgical treatments. Michael is the National Medical Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation, the country’s largest Parkinson’s disease patient and advocacy group. Michael is the author of Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Better Life, that has been translated into 20 languages and is a bestseller for patients and families.

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Author Bio: Bastiaan Bloem

Author Bio: Bastiaan Bloem

Bastiaan Bloem is a Professor of Neurology and the Medical Director at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands. In 2004, Bas created ParkinsonNet, the largest integrated care program for Parkinson’s patients. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, and has been a featured speaker at leading patient, academic, and health conferences globally.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 6.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English