This months learn topic explores Ageing, more specifically focusing on Parkinson’s Disease. It’s a much smaller topic this month split into two separate sections were should dedicate an equal amount of time. The Ageing section consists of 5 book chapters and an extensive section in Physiopedia that was contributed by AGILE, the UK’s Clinical Interest Group of Physiotherapists working with Older People. The Parkinson’s Disease section contains a number of great resources including the new European guidelines, a number of recent journal articles and a section of Physiopedia that was created by the Association of Physiotherapists working in Parkinson’s Disease Europe (APPDE).
There is the opportunity this month to have a go at the Parkinsons Disease quiz to earn a certificate to prove your knowledge on this subject.
So, grab a coffee and get ready to learn….
First we cover Ageing. We have 5 free book chapters, the older people section of Physiopedia which was created by AGILE, the UK’s Clinical Interest Group of Physiotherapists working with Older People plus a couple of reflective activities and quizzes:
- Timothy L. Kauffman. Wholeness of the individual. Chapter 1 in: Kauffman, Barr and Moran, Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual. Elsevier, 2014.
- Andrew A. Guccione. Implications of an Ageing Population for Rehabilitation:Demography, Mortality, and Morbidity of Older Adults. Chapter 2 in: Guccione, Wong and Alvers, Geriatric Physical Therapy. Elsevier, 2014.
- Marybeth Brown. The Physiology of Age-Related and Lifestyle-Related Decline. Chapter 3 in: Guccione, Wong and Alvers, Geriatric Physical Therapy. Elsevier, 2014.
- Alia A. Alghwiri and Susan L. Whitney. Balance and Falls. Chapter 18 in: Guccione, Wong and Alvers, Geriatric Physical Therapy. Elsevier, 2014.
- Marybeth Brown, Dale Avers and Rita A. Wong. Wellness for the Aging Adult. Chapter 24 in: Guccione, Wong and Alvers, Geriatric Physical Therapy. Elsevier, 2014.
Next we explore Parkinsons Disease with the section of Physiopedia that was created by APPDE:
- Anatomy, Pathology, Prognosis and Diagnosis
- Clinical Presentation
- Physiotherapy – Referral and Assessment
- Physiotherapy – Management and Interventions
- Outcome Measures
and several free articles from Elsevier:
- Using the Timed Up & Go Test in a Clinical Setting to Predict Falling in Parkinson’s Disease
- Cueing and Gait Improvement Among People With Parkinson’s Disease: A Meta-Analysis
- Timed Up and Go, Cognitive, and Quality-of-Life Correlates in Parkinson’s Disease
- Is Highly Challenging and Progressive Balance Training Feasible in Older Adults With Parkinson’s Disease?
- Impact of Physical Exercise on Reaction Time in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease—Data From the Berlin BIG Study