Pierre Pollak

Parkinson's Disease Publication date : June 1, 2000

There are many aspects of this disease : what are the early warning signs ? How does it operate and what causes it ? When does the trembling start ? How does the disease progress ? What are the other symptoms ? How can it be treated ? What are the newest available treatments ? What can be done when medicines are no longer effective ? What about brain surgery ? Will it be possible one day to perform brain transplants ?
With regard to the daily life of a patient suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, what are the benefits of gymnastics and massages ? Is it still possible to drive ? Or hold down a job ? What is the best attitude for the people around the patient to adopt ? Is it necessary to follow a particular dietary regime ?

Pierre Pollak teaches neurology at the University Hospital of Grenoble.