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Hospitalization Tips: For Parkinson’s Disease Patients

This post originally came out in 2007 in the Parkinson Report and has been so popular that our patients asked us to repost on the treatment tips.  We will have more on hospitalization soon as we work with NPF on the Aware in Care campaign and on research in this area. You can also download…

“Aware in Care” kits aim to improve hospital stays for Parkinson patients

The National Parkinson Foundation has developed a kit for Parkinson patients that will give them tools to make sure they get the best possible care in the hospital. The “Aware in Care” kit is available for free to patients on the website AwareInCare.org and contains: an action plan to prepare for a hospital visit; a…

Parkinson’s Treatment Tips on Psychosis and Hallucinations

These are quick tips to work on with your doctor in case of acute worrisome hallucinations and psychosis in the setting of Parkinson’s disease: Check for a urinary tract infection or pneumonia Consider the medication list and consider that medications may be the underlying cause, or contributing to the cause especially pain medications, muscle relaxants,…

Parkinson Disease and Hospitalizations

Drs. Oyama and Okun from the University of Florida wrote a blog post on the National Parkinson Foundation website about two recent articles which point out to physicians the problems that Parkinson patients may have when they come in for a hospitalization and during their treatment. One was written by a student that works here…