Parkinson's disease revisited.J Neurosci Nurs. 2000 Aug; 32(4):216-21.JN
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects an estimated 1 million persons in the United States each year. Although PD has been studied for almost 50 years, several shortcomings in management still exist. Symptom management, addressing movement disorders, psychological aspects, sexual dysfunction, and gastrointestinal concerns may all affect the person with PD.