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What is Parkinson's?


Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. People with Parkinson's don't have enough of a chemical called dopamine because some of the nerve cells in the brain that produce it have died. Without dopamine, people can find that their movements become slower, so it takes longer to do things. The symptoms most often associated with Parkinson's are tremor, stiffness and slowness of movement, but there is a range of other symptoms, too.

Parkinson's Medication

Parkinson's medication can be one of the biggest concerns of day-to-day life with Parkinson's. Someone with Parkinson's may have a complicated regime, taking a number of different tablets each day at specific times. So, being responsible for medication may feel quite daunting, especially as the condition progresses.

Support and Information from Parkinson's UK

We have a range of information resources that are available for download from our website at
http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/publications