Definition of Disease Processpage 3
Signs and Symptomspages 4 -5
Diagnosis and Treatmentpages 5-6
Nursing Diagnosispages 6-7
Parkinson Disease (PD) is a neurologic disorder that affects the motor neurons of the brain and includes systemic nonmotor and neurologic symptoms (McCance, Huether, and Brashers 565). The disease is caused by the degeneration of the basal ganglia, affecting the dopaminergic nigrostriatal pathway. There are primary and secondary causes of Parkinsonism. The primary causes include idiopathic and genetic. Conversely, secondary causes include neurodegenerative disorders, such as different Continue reading...