Parkinson’s leaflet for care home staff

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Parkinson’s Disease Society (PDS) has launched a new leaflet, ‘Caring for a resident with Parkinson’s disease’ to help nursing, care home and hospice staff care for people living with the condition. Parkinson’s disease affects about five per cent of nursing home residents who often have a wide range of physical and behavioural problems and need special support from staff. For example, a high percentage of Parkinson’s residents will display signs of confusion and often dementia and this can impact considerably on their ability to communicate, their behaviour and ability to perform simple tasks. Also, people with Parkinson’s have individual medication requirements and when their Parkinson’s medication is due they may not be able to move at all. Parkinson’s residents may also need extra attention at mealtimes or assistance going to the toilet. The new leaflet from the Parkinson’s Disease Society is designed help care home staff to improve their knowledge of Parkinson’s, identify an indi

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