Managing Parkinson’s disease in long-term care
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Managing Parkinson’s disease in long-term care

Sue Thomas Nursing Policy and Practice Adviser, Disability and Chronic Disease, Royal College of Nursing
Doug MacMahon Lead Physician for Older People, Camborne Redruth Hospital, Cornwall

Parkinson’s disease affects one in every 100 people over the age of 60 and one in ten nursing home residents. This article explores common problems associated with the disease and implications for nurses working with patients who display symptoms.

Nursing Older People. 14, 9, 23-29. doi: 10.7748/nop2002.

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