Chapter 8. Parkinson's Disease

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine3,
  2. Paul Jansen4 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni5
  1. Gerrit Tissingh1 and
  2. Erik Ch. Wolters2

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch8

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Tissingh, G. and Wolters, E. Ch. (2009) Parkinson's Disease, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 5

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Neurology, Atrium Medisch Centrum Parkstad, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Neurology, VU Medical Centre Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • Parkinson's disease (PD);
  • MPTP-induced parkinsonism and atypical Parkinsonian syndromes - progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and MSA;
  • non-motor symptoms;
  • diagnostic criteria for PD;
  • pathophysiological explanation for multilevel abnormalities in PD;
  • non-pharmacological strategies;
  • pharmacological treatment strategy in Parkinson's disease


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Symptoms and signs of PD

  • Aetiology and pathology

  • Diagnosis

  • Therapy

  • Key points

  • Links

  • References