Parkinson's Resources

Parkinson's Resources: Care pathways

Parkinson's non-oral therapy pathway

The Parkinson's non-oral therapy pathway was originally launched in 2016, in order to clarify the complex access to non-oral treatments for Parkinson's disease such as apomorphine, duodopa and deep brain stimulation.

Now, an update to the pathway includes a new overview schematic which highlights the Parkinson's prodrome, alongside an assessment flow to help optimise access to the right non-oral therapy for each patient. A non-oral treatment pathway for optimising saliva management, or sialorrhea is also a new feature of the pathway.

Dementia interactive care pathway toolkit

The dementia interactive care pathway toolkit maps out the care pathway a dementia patient will follow and provides a roadmap for the services and support needed from diagnosis to end-of-life care.

A paradigm for disease management in Parkinson’s

Work originally done under the auspices of the World Health Organization to develop a four stage approach to Parkinson’s Disease, this pathway model has become an educational tool used worldwide for training in Parkinson’s.

Pain pathway

We facilitated the development of an Motor Neurone Disease Pain Pathway with MND nurses and therapists looking at pain from a physical and spiritual perspective.

Carer care pathway in Parkinson’s

We facilitated Parkinson’s nurse specialists and carers to develop a carer care pathway that looks at carer needs across the continuum of care in someone with Parkinson’s. ‘Carer Pathway – Four Stage Paradigm Approach’ was developed in association with Cornwall Carers and the James Parkinson Centre Cornwall.