Although Parkinson’s disease (PD) has been recognized for about two centuries, awareness has dramatically increased with its acknowledgment by public personalities, such as actor Michael J. Fox and boxer Mohammed Ali. Reports about PD and its treatment are now featured in lay publications and on television. Because the greatest risk factor is increasing age, the prevalence of PD is expected to rise as the elderly population grows. However, 10% of PD cases are young onset, occurring in people between the ages of 20 and 50 (Gopalakrishna & Alexander, 2015). Healthcare professionals can expect to encounter patients with PD in settings throughout the healthcare system and should be aware of the complexities of this chronic, neurodegenerative disorder.
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN. Carrie has over ten years’ experience in radiology nursing, in vascular and interventional radiology as well as all imaging modalities. She is a Certified Radiology Nurse with clinical expertise in procedural sedation, cardiac CT, and radiation safety, and prior experience in critical care, cardiac stepdown, and emergency care. She is a member of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) and RAD-AID International.
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