Publication date: Dec 12, 2019
Movement disorders are a diverse and challenging group of neurological conditions. Geriatricians and allied health professionals play a key role in the care of patients living with these disorders. Age and Ageing is making freely available online a collection of 15 papers that highlight the breadth and depth of this field. Perhaps unsurprisingly papers on Parkinson’s disease predominate, but rarer movement disorders, including those seen following stroke and Huntington’s disease, are also represented. Difficulties in diagnosis are explored, together with innovative approaches to management of both motor and non-motor symptoms. The collection includes qualitative work, longitudinal studies and clinical trials, and both the individual patient perspective and the international perspective are considered. There are papers for generalists, papers for specialists, papers for clinical commissioners and papers for researchers. Comprehensive review articles provide clarity, guidance and pragmatism. Finally, a New Horizons article encourages us to look to the future of movement disorders, which lies not only in developing novel therapies and trials but also in recognising the enormous value of palliative care and the multidisciplinary approach.
Haunton, V.J. Movement disorders: a themed collection. 06830. 2019 Age Ageing.
- New Diagnostic Criteria and Categories for Huntington Disease Proposed by Movement Disorder Society
- Data-driven analyses of motor impairments in animal models of neurological disorders.
- HDQLIFE and Neuro-QoL Physical Function Measures: Responsiveness in Persons With Huntington’s Disease.
- Music Therapy and Music-Based Interventions for Movement Disorders.
- Phase III Clinical Study of Valbenazine for Chorea in Huntington Disease