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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that primarily affects movements such as walking and writing. This nervous system disease was first described in 1817 by James Parkinson, and it was named after him. Since then, a number of major advances in treatment mean that it is now possible to improve the course and outcomes of the condition and effectively manage Parkinson’s symptoms1 2. Parkinson’s disease affects about 4 million people throughout the world. It is usually seen in people over the age of 50 years, but young people can also develop PD. When young people between the ages of 21 and 40 years develop PD, it is called ‘young onset Parkinson's disease’3

 




This presentation has been created for people with Parkinsons, friends and family, and anyone interested in learning more about the disease.  The presentation covers aspects such as what causes Parkinsons and how it can be diagnosed and treated.  It also addresses the issue of wearing off.

Whether you are a Healthcare professional, a patient with Parkinsons or know someone with Parkinsons, you can download this presentation here and view it at any time for your own convenience (Filesize ~21Mb).

 
 
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#Parkinsons 'Deep Brain Stimulation': Read Briony's latest blog http://t.co/ncomJIgmxv
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#Parkinsons Jill was diagnosed with Parkinsons in May 1997. She talks us through the 16 years since her diagnosis http://t.co/6IU5JgS33v
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#Parkinsons The free tools on the WO site can help you give your doctor valuable information about your PD symptoms http://t.co/CFYe1MRBIM
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#Parkinsons 'Deep Brain Stimulation': Read Briony's latest blog http://t.co/ncomJIgmxv