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Parkinson's disease

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Parkinson's disease is a neurological condition in which part of the brain becomes damaged over a period of time.

This can lead to physical symptoms such as tremor (shaking), muscle stiffness, and slow or difficult movement. It can also cause other symptoms including depression, tiredness and problems with eating or swallowing.

Parkinson's disease usually occurs in people over 60. It affects around one in 500 people and is more common in men than in women, though both men and women can be affected.

For more information about Parkinson's disease, visit the NHS website.

Other information and advice

Parkinson's UK has information on living with Parkinson's disease and the treatments that are available. It also has a helpline and an online community where you can get advice and support.

Cure Parkinson's website is run by people with Parkinson's, and provides information on living with the disease.

Easy Read The Easy Health website has gathered together various easy-to-read leaflets which will help people with learning disabilities to understand more about Parkinson's Disease and how it might affect them.

If you are concerned about Parkinson's disease, always consult your doctor.

Last updated: 07/07/2021