Risk factors for non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease
Ruth Sander Independent consultant, Care of older people
The main effect of Parkinson’s disease is classically thought to be damage to the dopamine-producing neurones of the substantia nigra causing movement disorder. Nowadays, however, the main feature of the disease is the widespread and progressive aggregation of the protein α-synuclein.
Nursing Older People. 31, 1, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/nop.31.1.11.s10