Palliative Care in Parkinson’s Disease
Closing Meeting of PD_Pal PROJECT, Grant Agreement No 825785
When: Nov 25 and 26, 2022
Where: Palazzo della Salute, Via San Francesco 90, Padova
Abstract: There is a growing awareness of the potential benefit of palliative care interventions in Parkinson’s disease, given its incurable nature and current treatment strategies, which are primarily symptomatic. The high burden of non-motor symptoms that are difficult to manage, the high distress of caregivers, and the high utilization of medical services especially in the last years of life have become evident. Similar to cancer patients, albeit for a longer duration, PD patients have significant (and mounting) unmet physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs and encounter great problems in care coordination and continuity of care.