PBL : Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
- Define Parkinson’s?
- What impact may PD have on someones life? What activities may they find difficult?
Anatomy and Physiology
- Explain the pathology of PD and what structures are involved in its occurence?
- Describe the central and peripheral nervous system, including somatic and autonomic and there subsequent branches.
- List the risk factors for PD.
- What causes the presentation(ie signs and symptoms) of Parkinson’s?
- What signs and symptoms can you expect to see in a patient with PD?
- What are the stages of PD?
- How is PD diagnosed?
- What is the role of the GP/OT/Speech therapist/physiotherapist/counsellor/social worker and care giver for a person with PD?
- What resources are available to direct patients with PD to?
- Why may patients become more irritable and less sociable as PD progresses?
- What would a physiotherapist assessment invlove?
- What objetive measures can be used to assess people with PD?
- What drugs are used to treat patients with PD?
Evidence based practice
- Which researchers are known for their work in PD?
- What treatments are advocated by the NICE guidelines?
- Name two recent research papers for one treatment modality in PD (ie cueing for freezing/ dexterity exercises) and list the conclusions and two limitations of the research paper.