Vincent Carroll

RN, GradDip Business Administration, BHealthSci (Nursing), MSci (Dementia Care), Parkinson’s Clinical Nurse Consultant, Mid North Coast Local Health District, NSW Health, Port Macquarie, NSW; School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences, Faculty of Science and Health, Charles Sturt University, Orange, NSW; Parkinson’s 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.