Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or are researching for a friend or family member, here you’ll find everything you need to know about Parkinson’s. All material has been researched, reviewed and validated by experts.
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Parkinson’s is a disease of the central nervous system caused by loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. However, exactly why dopamine-producing cells become lost is unclear.
Whilst most adults experience difficulty sleeping or disturbed sleep at some point in their lives, sleep problems are thought to affect almost 90% of people with Parkinson’s.
There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s so research into new and improved treatments is vital.
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Get a quick overview of what Parkinson's disease is, who it affects and its typical symptoms here.
Everyone’s experience is different but for some people, receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is almost a relief as they finally have a reason for the symptoms they have been experiencing.
Essential Tremor (ET) is a relatively common condition that results in trembling in the hands or arms, which in some cases can subsequently spread to cause tremor of the head, legs, trunk or voice.
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