What are the symptoms?
There are three main symptoms of Parkinson’s that impact a person’s life:
- A tremor or shaking that can be uncontrollable as the condition worsens.
- Slowness of movement
- Rigidity or muscle stiffness, all of which present problems for daily living if not supported in the right way.
As the disease progresses as well as the physical symptoms, there is a mental deterioration making the management of a loved one even more challenging.
Other symptoms of Parkinson’s include:
- Memory problems
- Speech difficulties
- Poor balance and coordination
- Anxiety and depression.
- Problems with sleeping
Sadly, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, though there are treatments available that can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. Early diagnosis can enable you to receive the right treatment and enable you to live as normal a life as possible.