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Running head: CASE STUDY: PARKINSON'S DISEASE 1 Case Study: Parkinson's Disease Veneta Simone' Easter, MSN, RN Walden University October 23, 2020
CASE STUDY: PARKINSON'S DISEASE 2 Case Study: Parkinson's Disease Scenario A 67-year-old man presents to the HCP with chief complaint of tremors in his arms. He also has noticed some tremors in his leg as well. The patient is accompanied by his son, who says that his father has become “stiff” and it takes him much longer to perform simple tasks. The son also relates that his father needs help rising from his chair. Physical exam demonstrates tremors in the hands at rest and fingers exhibit “pill rolling” movement. The patient’s face is not mobile and exhibits a mask-like appearance. His gait is uneven, and he shuffles when he walks and his head/neck, hips, and knees are flexed forward. He exhibits jerky or cogwheeling movement. The patient states that he has episodes of extreme sweating and flushing not associated with activity. Laboratory data unremarkable and the HCP has diagnosed the patient with Parkinson’s Disease. Neurological and musculoskeletal Pathophysiologic Process of Parkinson's Based on the above scenario, this patient has Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, which causes a depletion or deficiency of dopamine in the brain resulting in Involuntary or uncontrollable movements regulation and conditioning. Patients with Parkinson's develop tremors, rigidity, and Bradykinesia or decreased movements. These patients have a compromise in their activities of daily living in part due to impaired gait and posture. This

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