Parkinson’s is a complicated, often progressive disease that can negatively impact quality of life.  The severity of symptoms can be reduced through proper nutritional screening and a multidisciplinary approach.  This presentation is geared towards healthcare professionals, but can be modified for use for consumers or in Parkinson’s support groups.

This powerpoint provides an overview of the following:

1.)  Common nutritional implications in Parkinson’s

2.)  Recommended dietary patterns for prevention and to delay neurodegenerative decline

3.)  Feeding techniques to improve intake and independence

4.)  Key drug-nutrient interactions of importance

5.)  A review of the new International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative, a recent key safety measure

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