Clinical update

Parkinson’s disease

Updated guidance from NICE on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease includes treatment, important areas of nursing such as palliative care and managing impulse control disorders that can develop due to dopamine therapy.
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Updated guidance from NICE on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease includes treatment, important areas of nursing such as palliative care and managing impulse control disorders that can develop due to dopamine therapy

Essential facts

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects about 127,000 people in the UK. There is no cure, but a range of treatments can help control the symptoms. As the condition progresses, worsening symptoms can make it increasingly difficult to carry out everyday activities without assistance.

What’s new?

Updated guidance on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease has been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The guidance includes the latest information in a range of areas, including first-line and ongoing treatment, information that

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