Parkinson's Disease Awareness

Four in five people in the East Midlands know little to nothing about Parkinson's disease. Research conducted by Parkinson's UK has found that not enough people know about the symptoms or origins of the disease.

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Being aware: Symptoms of Parkinson's disease

The symptoms of Parkinson's disease often develop in no particular order and usually begin slowly, before gradually developing.

The disease affects people in many different ways and has different levels of severity.

It's extremely important to be aware of the symptoms of Parkinson's:

  • Tremor/uncontrollable shaking
  • Slowness of movement
  • Muscle stiffness and cramps
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Disrupted thinking patterns
  • Insomnia

It's estimated that Parkinson's affects 1 in 500 people and there are currently 127,000 people with the condition in the UK.

For more information, you can visit the NHS website.

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