Exercise for people with Parkinson's: a practical approach.

RAMASWAMY, Bhanu, JONES, Julie and CARROLL, Camille (2018). Exercise for people with Parkinson's: a practical approach. Practical neurology, 18 (5).

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Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1136/practneurol-2018-001930

Abstract

Exercise is key to a healthy and productive life. For people with Parkinson's, exercise has reported benefits for controlling motor and non-motor symptoms alongside the use of pharmacological intervention. For example, exercise prolongs independent mobility and improves sleep, mood, memory and quality of life, all further enhanced through socialisation and multidisciplinary team support. Recent research suggests that optimally prescribed exercise programmes following diagnosis may alter neurophysiological processes, possibly slowing symptom progression.Given its benefits, professionals should encourage and motivate people with Parkinson's to exercise regularly from the time of diagnosis and provide guidance on what exercise to do. We provide examples of how the growing body of evidence on exercise for people with Parkinson's is revolutionising the services they are provided. We also highlight new resources available to help the wider support network (people such as volunteers, partners and friends of people with Parkinson's) with an interest in exercise promote a consistent message on the benefits of exercise. [Abstract copyright: © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.]

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router. ** History: accepted 23-04-2018.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parkinson-s disease, exercise
Departments: Health and Well-being > Department of Allied Health Professions
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1136/practneurol-2018-001930
SWORD Depositor: Margaret Boot
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 14:45
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21574

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