Flashcards in Parkinson's Disease Deck (11)
This disease is caused by a depletion of ____? (Parkinson's Disease)
What are the signs of Parkinson's disease?
Bradykinesia, tremors in hands and feet at rest, rigidity, shuffling steps. loss of balance
Is this disease process fast or slow?
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
What medications are prescribed?
When taking anti-cholinergics, clients should increase _____ to avoid ______
What are the other side effects of anti-cholinergics?
Blurred vision, dry mouth, photophobia, tachycardia
What medication will be given to replace dopamine?
Levodopa or Caridopa- levodopa
Do not take dopamine replacement medications with _____, as this may cause a hypertensive crisis
Teach clients taking Parkinson's drugs to follow a _____ _______ diet