Commonalities in Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Stroke, Alzheimer disease and Parkinson’s disease are common neurological diseases that cause dementia and disability in Canadians. 25% of the stroke survivors are left with a minor disability, 40% have moderate to severe impairment and 10% are severely disabled and require long-term care (Stroke and Heart Foundation , 2011). The estimated number of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease is about 100,000 (Parkinson Society Canada, n.d.). The Alzheimer Society (2010) state that Alzheimer’s disease affects more than half a million Canadians. There are similarities in the nursing management and interventions for the three conditions because of the dementia, depression and...The end:
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