Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease

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Abstract

Background: Parkinson’s disease is characterised by a complex array of motor and non-motor symptoms. Motor symptoms are often prioritised for assessment and treatment. Growing evidence highlights the importance of recognising the impact of non-motor symptoms on the person’s quality of life.
Objective: The aim of this article is to increase awareness of the importance of identifying and addressing non-motor symptoms experienced by people living with Parkinson’s disease.
Discussion: A vignette developed in collaboration with a person living with Parkinson’s disease and his wife provides an ‘insider perspective’. Regular assessment and monitoring of non-motor symptoms enable the clinician to support the implementation of effective interventions.
Team-based care and connections with Parkinson’s support groups are essential
to enable the person to live well with Parkinson’s disease and provide informal
carers with the support and information needed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)812-817
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of General Practice
Volume50
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2021

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