Denise Blanchard

RN, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School, Gosford, NSW

Recognising and responding to communication and swallowing difficulties in Parkinson’s disease

Communication difficulties are frequently disregarded until they have a significant impact on quality of life, while the person may be unaware of indicators of dysphagia.

Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Regular assessment and monitoring of non-motor symptoms enable the clinician to support the implementation of effective interventions.