Overview of Parkinson's Disease Care
Objectives: Describe the symptoms of Parkinson's disease in older adults. Describe how to manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Describe a healthy diet and exercise plan for an older adult with Parkinson's disease.
Description: This class will provide caregivers with a brief overview of Parkinson's disease, emphasize the importance of watching for worsening disease, and teach strategies to keep older adults with Parkinson's disease safe. By the end of the class, a caregiver will be able to demonstrate understanding of his or her role in the management of Parkinson's disease in older adults by listing some strategies for patient care that ensure dignity and quality of life for clients.