CPD modules

Supporting people with Parkinson's in later life

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2020
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This learning module explores how Parkinson’s disease in old age can be a complex, individual condition that variously affects older people’s physical and psychological function and well-being. However, the universal benefits from having access to a specialist, comprehensive old-age assessment and informed nursing care are also discussed.


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Nicky Hayes, Nurse consultant for older people, and older people’s Parkinson’s Clinic, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London and Consultant editor of Nursing Older People.
Suma Surendranath, Professional engagement and education manager, Parkinson’s UK, London.


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