Therapeutic options for Parkinson’s

This is the final in a two-part series on diagnosing and managing older patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Following on from our previous article, which discussed the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, Dr Chan outlines management options for this progressive disease.


L-dopa therapy in the elderly

L-dopa remains the most potent and useful treatment for bradykinesia and rigidity.1,2,3,4,5 It should be considered when gait or functional independence is affected.1,2,3 The dose required is usually much