Everyday activities most of us take for granted are much harder for people managing Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Over one million Americans are diagnosed with PD (many more have the disease and do not recognize the symptoms). While some of the symptoms are easy to see and familiar, such as tremor, stiffness and slowness of movement, PD is more than motor symptoms.
Symptoms vary from person to person and can be hard to see on the outside, but often have a significant impact on the person with PD, their care partners, adult children and management of day-to-day life.
Luckily, many of these symptoms can be managed under the care of a movement disorder specialist-neurologist.