Management of Parkinson’s disease in the acute hospital environment

This review is based in part on Dr D MacMahon’s lecture at the RCPE Care of the Elderly Symposium held in Edinburgh on 30 March 2012.There have been a number of exciting developments in the management of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the past decade. However the objective for the vast majority of patients remains the maintenance of quality of life through the achievement of steady levels of dopaminergic stimulation within the target neurones of the basal ganglia.