Nursing Interventions for Parkinson’s Disease

Nursing Interventions: Parkinson’s Disease

  1. Administer medications promptky on schedule to maintain continuous therapy drug levels.
  2. Encourage independence. Provide assistive devices as appropriate.
  3. Provide rest periods between activities.
  4. Provide frequent warm baths and massage to help relax muscles and relieve muscle cramps.
  5. Protect the patient from injury.
  6. Have the patient sit in an upright position when eating.
  7. Provide the patient with semi-solid diet, which is easier to swallow than a diet consisting of solid and liquids.
  8. Monitor drug treatment and report any adverse reactions.
  9. Monitor for complications caused by involuntary movements, such as aspiration or injury from falls.
  10. Evaluate the patient’s nutritional intake, and weigh him regularly.

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