Supporting people with Parkinson’s in later life
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Supporting people with Parkinson’s in later life

Nicky Hayes Nurse consultant for older people, and older people’s Parkinson’s Clinic, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, Nursing Older People
Suma Surendranath Professional engagement and education manager, Parkinson’s UK, London

Parkinson’s in old age can be a complex individual condition that affects physical and psychological function and wellbeing. As a result, the needs of different people may vary. However, all older people with Parkinson’s will benefit from access to a specialist, comprehensive old-age assessment and nursing care that understands how symptoms can affect health and wellbeing, and is responsive to the individual’s particular requirements over time.

Nursing Older People. 26, 9,29-38. doi: 10.7748/nop.26.9.29.e620

Correspondence

nicky.hayes@nhs.net

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 11 July 2014

Accepted: 05 September 2014