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Parkinsons disease itself cannot be prevented nor

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Parkinson’s disease itself cannot be prevented nor treated, but its symptoms can be reduced to prolong the individual’s life. These symptoms can be reduced by the following measures. Referral to a neurologist Care from an occupational therapist’ physical therapist or speech therapist Meeting with a medical social worker to talk about the effects of Parkinson’s disease and how to cope with them Reference Pahwa, R. and Lyons, K. E. Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease : Recommendations from Diagnostic Clinical Guidelines. American Journal of Managing Care, 2010; vol. 16 pp. S194- S99. Walton, J.N. Disorders of Voluntary Muscle , ed. 3 Edinburgh, Churchill, and Livingstone, 1974. Dementia and Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and it means memory loss and other intellectual abilities that can affect the daily life. It is not a normal part of aging, but it increases aging. Patients with this condition will, therefore, have a problem with remembering certain
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