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Annals of Long-Term Care
Maria C Ospina, MD, movement disorder neurologist, discusses how physicians can ensure they receive all of the information needed to unlock patterns of Parkinson disease among their patients, and breaks down treatment options for off episodes for this patient population.   
Annals of Long-Term Care
This interview was originally published on Consultant360.com   Parkinson disease affects more than 10 million people worldwide. The Parkinson’s Foundation estimates that nearly 1 million people in the United States will be living with Parkinson disease by 2020, which highlights the need for…
Annals of Long-Term Care
An article from Parkinson’s News Today outlines 10 quick tips for caregivers to help them effectively care for patients with Parkinson disease while also taking care of themselves. The list includes practical suggestions for ways caregivers can try to make their lives easier as they care for…
Annals of Long-Term Care
With age as the most important risk factor for Parkinson disease (PD), diagnosis and management of this neurological disorder are ever-present concerns for geriatricians and other long-term care (LTC) professionals. Indeed, PD is the second-most common neurodegenerative disorder affecting the older…
Annals of Long-Term Care
Parkinson disease (PD) was first medically described in a publication titled An Essay on the Shaking Palsy by James Parkinson in 1817.1 Today, the disease, characterized by involuntary tremulous motions, is recognized as one of the most common neurologic disorders, affecting between 7 to 10 million…
Annals of Long-Term Care
It was one of those clear North-country nights in February, the kind you are glad to be snuggled under the covers in a warm place. -15 degrees Fahrenheit outside and perfectly still. What warmth there was during the day had long since disappeared into the darkness. But she was restless that night.…
Annals of Long-Term Care
Parkinson’s disease (PD) was originally described in 1817 by English surgeon James Parkinson, who referred to the condition as “shaking palsy.”1 PD is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in adults, following Alzheimer’s disease.2 PD is estimated to afflict approximately 1 million…
Annals of Long-Term Care
INTRODUCTION Parkinson’s disease (PD), a progressive movement disorder affecting middle-aged and elderly individuals, is often complicated by psychiatric and cognitive dysfunction. The presence of such impairments not only adds to the disease burden for patients, but also produces significant…
Annals of Long-Term Care
This article is the second in a series of three from the author on Parkinson’s disease. In his “Essay on the Shaking Palsy,”1 James Parkinson described a condition with both motor and nonmotor aspects. Until recently, however, most attention was given to the motor aspects of the disease such as…
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