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Strategies to maintain quality of life among people with Parkinson’s disease: what works?

Among chronic neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most difficult and challenging to tackle as several motor and nonmotor features influence the patients’ quality of life (QoL) and daily activities. Assessing patients QoL with valid instruments and gathering knowledge about the determinants that affect QoL in individuals with PD are the basis of an efficient caring strategy. In addition to the known motor symptoms, nonmotor disorders must also be comprehensively tracked and targeted for treatment to enhance QoL. A holistic strategy to maintain QoL in people with PD should consist of a multidisciplinary, personalized and patient-centered approach with timely administration of palliative care and efficient involvement of caregivers and family members.
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