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Parkinson's Disease

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition, marked by both motor and non-motor symptoms. Parkinson’s disease is the result of deterioration occurring in the nerve cells in the middle area of the brain (parietal lobe), the area in which dopamine is produced.

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Parkinson’s is often understood as a ‘movement disorder’ due to its association with tremors, stiffness and balance problems. However, there are many non-movement issues that also occur as a result of this disease. These non-movement symptoms can include depression, constipation and memory loss.

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Jacqueline Elvin
08 Dec 2019
Very interesting read.
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Marlene Hall
07 Apr 2022
Very easy to understand and knowledge was gained.
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Brenda Holligan
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29 Nov 2022
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30 Nov 2022
Great summarised info on Parkinson’s
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Gautami Motupally
07 Oct 2020
Easy to read/follow article on parkinsons, covers all the basics.
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