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An Evidence-based Treatment Model (2008) Marilyn Trail, Elizabeth J. Protas, and Eugene C. Lai (Eds.) Slack Incorporated 6900 Grove Road Thorofare, New Jersey USA, 08086 361 pages; $53.95 US ISBN: 978-1-55642-771-8 Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the most comprehensive text I have read on this topic, incorporating all aspects of rehabilitation from the clinical features, diagnosis and management of the disease, through to specific therapies.

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Coffee on Sundays (2008)                                                      Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson’s Disease:
Barbara Lawson Reesor
                                                                              An Evidence-based Treatment Model (2008)
Virtualbookworm.com Publishing Inc.,                                          Marilyn Trail, Elizabeth J. Protas, and Eugene C. Lai (Eds.)
P.O. Box 9949, College Station,                                               Slack Incorporated
Texas, US, 77842                                                              6900 Grove Road
240 pages; $12.95 US                                                          Thorofare, New Jersey
ISBN: 978-1-60264-169-3                                                       USA, 08086
                                                                              361 pages; $53.95 US
This easy to read and very engaging book provides an important
                                                                              ISBN: 978-1-55642-771-8
perspective on the role and practice of occupational therapy in the
early 1970’s and 1980’s. A true story, it is an informal yet credible         Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the most
case study of the author’s work as an occupational therapist with             comprehensive text I have read on this topic, incorporating all
one individual she named Rikki. It offers an inside look at large             aspects of rehabilitation from the clinical features, diagnosis and
institutions established years earlier to provide permanent custodial         management of the disease, through to specific therapies. There are
care for individuals diagnosed as “mentally retarded”. More recently          two very thorough chapters on Occupational Therapy (OT), one on
government policy changed with plans to close these institutions              an OT treatment model and one on developing an OT home
and provide more appropriate services in small home-like                      program. My concern is that there are few examples of methods to
therapeutic environments. Coffee on Sundays lends support to this             implement treatment theories, only some suggestions. But this may
policy; it also introduces opposing views.                                    not be able to be addressed because of the complexity of
     Barbara Reesor describes disturbing circumstances sur-                   presentation in each individual with PD.
rounding the inappropriate placement of Rikki in an institution for                There are discussions on gait, fall prevention, speech,
the mentally retarded and the unique value of occupational                    swallowing, assistive and adaptive technology, as well as the
therapy. Blind and physically dis
								
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