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1

This disease is caused by a depletion of ____? (Parkinson's Disease)

Dopamine

2

What are the signs of Parkinson's disease?

Bradykinesia, tremors in hands and feet at rest, rigidity, shuffling steps. loss of balance

3

Is this disease process fast or slow?

Slow, progressive

4

What are the nursing interventions?

Assess neuro status and swallowing ability, saftey assist with ambulation, encourage fluids, high-calorie and fiber meals, low protein diet

5

What medications are prescribed?

Anti-Parkinson's, Anti-cholinergics

6

When taking anti-cholinergics, clients should increase _____ to avoid ______

Fiber, constipation

7

What are the other side effects of anti-cholinergics?

Blurred vision, dry mouth, photophobia, tachycardia

8

What medication will be given to replace dopamine?

Levodopa or Caridopa- levodopa

9

Do not take dopamine replacement medications with _____, as this may cause a hypertensive crisis

MAOIs

10

Teach clients taking Parkinson's drugs to follow a _____ _______ diet

Low- protein

11

What vitamin should be avoided in the diet?

B6, which blocks the medication's effect

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