2.17 Summary

We have now looked in detail at the motor and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s. We have also looked at the impact that these symptoms can have on daily life and how you can support the management of them. Hopefully you have considered how this information can help you improve your practice and increase, where appropriate, the involvement of other health and social care professionals in the care of your client.

Now try the Section 2 quiz [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

This is the second of the four section quizzes. As in Section 1 you will need to try all the questions and complete the quiz if you wish to gain a digital badge. Working through the quiz is a valuable way of reinforcing what you’ve learned in this section. As you try the questions you will probably want to look back and review parts of the text and the activities that you’ve undertaken and recorded in your reflection log.

Personal reflection

At the end of each section take time to reflect on the learning you have just completed and what that means for your practice. The following questions may help your reflection process.

Use your reflection log to answer the following questions:

  1. What did I find helpful about the section? Why?
  2. What did I find unhelpful or difficult? Why?
  3. What are the three main learning points for me from Section 2?
  4. How will these help me in my practice?
  5. What changes will I make to my practice from my learning in Section 2?
  6. What further reading or research do I want to do before the next section?

If you have the opportunity to be part of a study group you may want to share some of your reflections with your colleagues.

Now that you’ve completed this section of the course, please move on to Section 3.

2.16 Parkinson’s: a personal account