Parkinson’s disease is a lifelong condition that affects the way the body moves. Parkinson’s disease slowly gets worse over time and health problems caused by the disease can be serious. Age, sex and genetics may all play a role in the development of the disease. While each person is different, signs of Parkinson’s disease can include a tremor, slowness of movement, limb stiffness and difficulties balancing and walking.

What will you learn?

At the end of this overview on Parkinson’s Disease you will be able to answer:

  • What is the importance of Parkinson’s Disease among older adults?
  • What are the causes and risk factors of Parkinson’s Disease?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?
  • How is Parkinson’s Disease treated?


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