12. Which statement made by the wife of a client diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) indicates that teaching about the medication regimen has been effective? a. “The medications will control all the symptoms of the PD if they are taken correctly.” b. “The medications provide symptom management, but the effects may not last.” c. “The medications will have to be taken for about 6 months and then stopped.” d. “The medications must be tapered off when he is better or he will have a relapse.” 13. The nurse is caring for a client newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who is receiving levodopa (l-dopa). Which interventions should the nurse implement? Select all that apply. a. Instruct the client to rise slowly from a seated or lying position. b. Teach about on-off effects of the medication. c. Discuss taking the medication with meals or snacks. d. Tell the client that the sweat and urine may become darker. e. Inform the client about having routine blood levels drawn
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