A 50-year-old was just diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. The nurse would want to educate the family and increase their awareness about which of the following symptoms? Select all that apply.


• Muscle rigidity, mask-like blank expression, shuffling gait, and difficulty swallowing are all classic signs of Parkinson's disease 

• The nurse will want to teach the patient and family to monitor for the development of dysphagia, a dangerous symptom of Parkinson's that can lead to choking or aspiration pneumonia 

• A patient with Parkinson's will have a small-based gait 

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