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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Parkinson's Disease

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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Parkinson's Disease

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Corrine Self, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
21959
Date Posted: 
03/28/2017
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/28/2017
Abstract: 

Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Parkinson's Disease is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

Identify the imaging study that can be used to aid in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

Identify the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that are most likely to improve with deep brain stimulation.

Prescribe an appropriate antidepressant for a Parkinson’s disease patient who has depression.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program”. 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Parkinson's Disease. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21959