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Parkinson's disease

Current definition

ABI+

December 2018

Parkinson’s disease – resulting in permanent symptoms

A definite diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease by a Consultant Neurologist or Geriatrician.

There must be permanent clinical impairment of motor function with associated tremor and muscle rigidity.

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • Parkinsonian syndromes/Parkinsonism.
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We now accept diagnoses of Parkinson's from a geriatrician as well as a consultant neurologist.

 

Previous definitions

ABI+

November 2015

Parkinson’s disease – resulting in permanent symptoms

A definite diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease by a consultant neurologist. There must be permanent clinical impairment of motor function with either associated tremor or muscle rigidity.

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • Parkinsonian syndromes/Parkinsonism.