Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. It is characterised by psychomotor delay, rigidity, tremor, and changes in gait. There is still no treatment that can cure or modify the outcome of the disease, but there are many drugs and surgical treatments available to improve the symptoms.

Parkinson’s disease explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
There are many ongoing lines of research that are exploring both the cause of the disease and treatments that can modify the course of the disease. There are many treatments available that will allow you to lead a quality life for many years.
Research keeps going forward. There are surgical interventions that can improve our quality of life a lot.

Substantiated information by:

Almudena Sánchez Gómez
Ana Cámara Lorenzo
Maria José Martí
Yaroslau Compta Hirnyj

Published: 8 July 2019
Updated: 14 November 2019

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