Parkinson’s disease is a disease of the brain and central nervous system. It progresses over time and affects movement such as walking, talking and writing. The three most common symptoms are:
Tremor – shaking usually in one arm or hand. It is likely to occur while at rest and decrease when the arm or hand is used. It is the first symptom reported by around 70% people diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
Muscle stiffness or rigidity – this may cause problems when attempting to get up out of a chair or fasten a button
Slowness of movement – this particularly affects initiating a movement or in the time it takes to complete it.
If you are having difficulties with day-to-day activities, even with the help of your partner, family, and friends, it is important to contact us so we can determine what practical support you will need in order for you to feel comfortable and make progress.