PPT_Chapter_24 - Antiparkinsonism Agents Chapter 24 Copyright 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams Wilkins Parkinsons Disease Progressive

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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Antiparkinsonism Agents Chapter 24
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Parkinson s Disease Progressive chronic neurological disorder May develop in people of any age Usually effects those who are past middle age and entering their 60s No cure for the disease Therapy is aimed at management of signs and symptoms
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Progression of Parkinson s Disease Lack of Coordination Rhythmic Tremors Rigidity/Weakness Trouble Maintaining Position or Posture Bradykinesia Difficulty Walking Drooling and Affected Speech Mask-like Expressions
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Theories About the Cause of Parkinson s Disease Viral Infection Blows to the Head Brain Infection Atherosclerosis Exposure to Certain Drugs Environmental Factors
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins The Degeneration of Neurons that Leads to Parkinson s Disease
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Management of Care for Patients with Parkinson s Disease Encourage Patients To: Be as active as possible Perform exercises Maintain independency with ADL s as long as possible Follow drug protocols Caregivers Should: Monitor adverse effects Provide encouragement and support
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Anticholinergics Used to Treat Parkinson s Disease Benztropine ( Cogentin ) Biperiden ( Akineton ) Diphenhydramine ( Benadryl ) Procyclidine ( Kemadrin ) Trihexyphenidyl ( Artane )
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