Article Abstract

Palliative care for Parkinson’s disease

Authors: Jeffrey Sheung Ching Ng

Abstract

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a slowly progressive multi-system neurodegenerative disorder, with no available disease-modifying treatment. The disease is associated with motor and non-motor symptoms leading to impaired quality of life, disability and signi cant caregiver distress. Patients with PD bene t from palliative care which provides a holistic approach to meet their multi-faceted needs, including symptom control, communication needs and caregiver support. This article would review on recent articles addressing palliative care for PD.