Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that can affect people from all walks of life. Parkinson's is a condition where a neurotransmitter called dopamine is not produced at adequate levels in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that relay messages between cells in the brain.
There is a large range of symptoms that people living with Parkinson's can experience. A person living with Parkinson's may only get a few symptoms or could get a range of symptoms. Everybody's Parkinson's will be different and no two people will have the same symptoms and the progression of their symptoms can be at very different rates.
The motor symptoms can include:
The non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's are very varied and can include: