Understanding Parkinson’s disease
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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.c4552

Correspondence

Carolyn.noble@peterboroughpct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review