Protect People With PD
North American Precis Syndicate
It's very important for people with Parkinson's disease to get their medication on time, every time, even when they're in the hospital. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Nearly a million Americans have Parkinson's disease (PD), a
neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain.
Symptoms include tremor, trouble moving, trouble sleeping, dizziness, a
masked face, a low voice and diminished handwriting.
People with PD are admitted to the hospital 50 percent more often than
their peers and that can be trouble. Three out of four people with PD don't
get their medications on time in the hospital, which creates complications
that could have been avoided in 64 percent of cases. In the hospital, people
with PD have a one in four chance of complications because of medication errors.
Abruptly stopping PD medications may even be life-threatening.
To help every person with PD get appropriate care in the hospital, the
Parkinson's Foundation created a free Aware in Care Kit. Available in English
and Spanish, it contains information for hospital staff about medications to
avoid and the importance of getting the right medications on time, every
time. The kit is designed to protect, prepare and empower people with
Parkinson's before, during and after a hospital visit.
You can get the kit at Parkinson.org/AwareinCare or by calling the
Parkinson's Foundation Helpline at (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).
“Nearly a million Americans have
Parkinson’s disease (PD). To help, the Parkinson’s Foundation
created a free Aware in Care Kit in English and Spanish with information for
hospital staff about the importance of getting the right medications on time.
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)