Chapter 12. Parkinson's Disease

  1. Bob Woods clinical psychologist nursing assistant Chair Co-Director Academic Director Director Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People2 and
  2. Dr Linda Clare chartered clinical psychologist clinical neuropsychologist Reader in Psychology consultant3
  1. Peter Hobson Research Psychologist

Published Online: 7 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773185.ch12

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition

How to Cite

Hobson, P. (2008) Parkinson's Disease, in Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition (eds B. Woods and L. Clare), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773185.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Dementia Services Development Centre, Wales, Ardudwy, University of Wales, Bangor, Holyhead Road, Bangor LL57 2PX, UK

  2. 3

    School of Psychology, Brigantia Building, University of Wales Bangor, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

Author Information

  1. Academic Unit, Geriatric Medicine, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Sarn Lane, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl LL18 5UJ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470012307

Online ISBN: 9780470773185



  • Parkinson's disease (PD);
  • cognitive impairment in PD;
  • psychological adjustment with PD;
  • focused biopsychosocial model delivery of care;
  • support networks - social or psychological


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • How Common is Parkinson's Disease?

  • What are the Cardinal Signs of Parkinson's Disease?

  • Cognitive Impairment

  • Psychological and Neuropsychiatric Disturbances in Parkinson'S Disease

  • Depressive Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease

  • Is Depression in Parkinson's Disease Psychological or Biological?

  • Treating Depression in Parkinson's Disease

  • Apathy and Insight in Parkinson's Disease

  • Importance of the Caregiving Role in Parkinson's Disease

  • Psychological Interventions for Caregivers in Parkinson's Disease

  • The Experience of Living with Parkinson's Disease

  • Case Study

  • Conclusions

  • References