Clinical Summary: Falls and Parkinson’s

The Evidence-Based Practice Theme Working Group has condensed a wealth of expertise into a concise clinical summary which outlines an approach to assessment and management of falls - identification of people falling (or at risk of falling), ruling out generic risk factors that affect the elderly in general, 'ruling in' Parkinson's-specific risk factors, considering unmodifiable factors, assessing osteoporosis risk and reassessing interventions. 

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Topic
  • Care strategies
  • Service improvement
  • Treatments and medication
Resource type
  • Publications
Profession
  • All professions
  • Care manager
  • Care worker
  • Dietitian
  • Doctor (Geriatrician)
  • Doctor (GP)
  • Doctor (Neurologist)
  • Doctor (Other)
  • GP
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Nurse (other)
  • Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
  • Occupational therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Social care assessor
  • Social worker
  • Speech and language therapist
Stage
  • Complex
  • Diagnosis
  • End of life
  • Maintenance

This document addresses the assessment and management of falls in Parkinson's. It is designed to be downloaded for quick reference in the clinical workplace, giving you clear, concise and relevant information that isn't all covered in the national guidelines. 

It is supported by a series of 4 Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) which are available with the clinical summary.