From this module you will learn:
- About pharmacological treatment for Parkinson’s disease
- About non-pharmacological treatment for Parkinson’s disease
- The prognosis for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease
- The information and advice you can give to patients and their carers
Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.
Find out about the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in part one of this CPD module here.
A range of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments are available for the management of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The potential benefits and harms of each treatment must be weighed against the patient’s lifestyle, preferences, needs and goals.
Pharmacological management of motor symptoms
Antiparkinsonian medicines should not be withdrawn abruptly or allowed to fail