There are a number of other movement disorders that are similar to Parkinson’s but have some unique features that distinguish them from Parkinson’s, these are sometimes referred to as Parkinson’s-plus […]
Everyone reacts differently to being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Some people will feel anxiety, anger or fear, others may deny the diagnosis and for some it can even feel like a relief as they finally have some answers.
Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that can affect people from all walks of life. Parkinson’s is a condition where a neurotransmitter called dopamine is not produced at adequate levels in the brain.
There is a common misconception that Parkinson’s affects only older people. This is wrong: approximately 20% of people with Parkinson’s are of working age, and of these, many are diagnosed in their 30’s and 40’s.