Nervous System - Parkinson's Disease

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Parkinson's disease (PD) is a slow, progressive neurodegenerative condition, characterized by  tremor, stiffness (rigidity), slow and decreased movement (bradykinesia), and postural instability (1,2). Monitoring for malnutrition, weight changes, signs for dysphagia and nutrition status is needed (2). At the present time, the condition is managed primarily by medications, surgical interventions and physical therapy (1,2). 

This toolkit discusses the following key nutrition issues
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Last Updated: 2020-07-20