'Parkinson's Disease in the Older Patient' is a comprehensive guide to the holistic assessment and the management of older patients with Parkinson's disease. The book is based on current concepts in the management of this important disease and the caring strategies required in the four stages: diagnosis and assessment; maintenance therapy; management of complex clinical problems; and palliative care. Patients with this disease pose serious managment challenges for a wide range of health care professionals. It is important to take an integrated approach to the care of these patients - a fact this book highlights. Multi-disciplinary in approach, the book is essential reading for the clinician with responsibility for long-term care of the elderly with Parkinson's disease. Important clinical problems are addressed including cognitive losses, changes of mood, speech disorders, swallowing disorders, diet, urinary problems and quality of life.