Understanding Parkinson’s disease
Carolyn Noble Parkinson’s disease nurse specialist/neurological rehabilitation co-ordinator, Peterborough Primary Care Trust
This article describes the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and the complications that arise as the condition progresses. Motor and non-motor symptoms are discussed as well as the problems that patients experience on admission to hospital. The complexities of medication management – including issues of concordance – are outlined and advice is given on how nurses can help patients and their carers to manage this condition.
Nursing Standard. 21, 34, 48-58. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.05.21.34.48.c4552Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review