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PhasePercentage of people with Parkinson’s in this phaseAverage length in yearsCharacterService considerations could include:
Maintenance40.4%5.9Symptoms significant but largely controlled by treatment
  • Multidisciplinary health and social care input
  • Medicines management
  • Falls service
  • Bladder and bowel service
  • Mental health services
  • Outpatient and inpatient service
  • Ongoing cognitive behaviour therapy, self care and carer support
  • Increasing primary and secondary care needs as becomes complex
  • Deep brain stimulation for appropriate patients


By this phase a person’s symptoms will have increased significantly. Most people will be on a medication regime to control their symptoms. A person’s condition and medication regime should be reviewed every six months to make sure that they have the best quality of life possible.