Parkinson’s disease results from damage to nerve cells in the brain, which impacts the smooth control of muscles and movement.
You could have Parkinson’s disease symptoms in your 30s or 40s and not know it
It was a shock when Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's at 29. But it's believed that 1 in 10 people with the neurological disease is young. Here's what you need to know about the early signs of Parkinson's.
Young Onset Parkinson's YOP-X app
The Young Onset Parkinson’s Exchange (YOP-X) is an information portal and resource hub supporting people with young onset Parkinson's.
Essential tremor affects your nerves and causes uncontrollable shaking. Understand the difference between essential tremor and Parkinson’s Disease.
Information about movement disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on neurological conditions and dystonia.
Anosmia (loss of smell)
Anosmia is the medical term for loss of smell. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatments of anosmia.
Lewy body disease
Lewy body disease causes abnormal protein clumps in the brain that affect memory, thinking, movement and behaviour, and cause a progressive dementia.
Dopamine is a chemical released in the brain that makes you feel good. Find out here why the right amount of dopamine is important both for your body and your brain.
Caffeine is a stimulant found in coffee, most teas, chocolate, energy drinks and elsewhere. It acts on the brain and nervous system and it’s addictive. If you want to reduce your caffeine intake, learn more here.
Physiotherapy can help treat you if you have a problem with pain or movement. Learn more about what they do and how they can help.