Managing Medications for Hospital Patients With Parkinson Disease

Dorothy J. Moore; Bonnie M. Smith; Maria H. Cho

Disclosures

Am Nurs Journal. 2017;12(1) 

In This Article

Causes

Experts don't fully understand what causes PD, but they suspect a multifactorial combination of age, environment, and heredity.

  • Advanced age: PD is most commonly diagnosed in people older than age 60.

  • Environment: Some pesticides, solvents, and heavy metals are strongly linked to PD, as is traumatic brain injury.

  • Heredity: Someone whose parent had PD has slightly higher odds of developing PD than the general population. Also, certain genes have been linked to PD.

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