Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system. It results from damage to the nerve cells in the brain that is vital for the smooth control of muscles and movement.
Parkinson’s disease diagnosis
Parkinson’s disease is hard to diagnose and some symptoms are associated with other conditions. Learn how health professionals diagnose the disorder.
Parkinson’s disease symptoms
The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease vary from person to person, as well as over time. Learn about the common signs of this condition here.
Living with Parkinson’s disease
Most people with Parkinson’s disease continue to live rich and rewarding lives but some adaptations and changes might be needed with time.
Parkinson’s disease treatments
Parkinson’s disease currently has no cure, although medication and surgery can help ease symptoms. Learn about the possible treatment options here.
You could have Parkinson’s disease symptoms in your 30s or 40s and not know it
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Lewy body disease
Lewy body disease is a common form of dementia. It is similar to Alzheimer's disease, and causes a progressive decline in mental abilities.
Essential tremor affects the nerves and causes uncontrollable shaking, or tremor. Find out more about essential tremor.
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.