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NMIC Bulletin Vol. 23 No. 3 Update on parkinson’s disease

1 August, 2017

Update on parkinson’s disease

  • The incidence of Parkinson’s disease (PD), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, is increasing due to the ageing population
  • Diagnosis is based on the presence of motor features (bradykinesia, muscle rigidity, postural instability and rest tremor) and non-motor features (e.g. constipation, mood changes, sleep
    and memory symptoms)
  • Management consists of lifestyle modifications and multidisciplinary therapy interventions
  • Each management plan should be tailored to the individual patient’s PD symptoms