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.e620Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 11 July 2014
Accepted: 05 September 2014