Parkinson’s Disease

Author: Cliff Mann / Editor: David Leverton / Reviewer: Michael Perry, Raja Shahid Ali / Codes: / Published: 11/04/2023

Parkinson’s disease is a common neurodegenerative disease affecting adults. Symptoms and disability can arise as a result of the disease itself and the complications of medical therapy.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describing the key features of Parkinsons disease including the incidence, symptoms and natural progression of the disease, as well as investigative and treatment strategies.
  • Contrast the differences between Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s disease
  • Give examples of important differential diagnoses
  • Outline the pharmacological treatment of Parkinson’s disease
  • Explain the most important complications of pharmacological therapy


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