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‘Freezing’ describes the experience of stopping suddenly while walking or trying to begin walking, and being unable to get going again for a period of seconds or even minutes.
If you regularly experience muscle spasms that result in you adopting abnormal postures, then you may have dystonia. In dystonia, muscles contract excessively and sometimes for prolonged periods.
People with Parkinson’s are particularly prone to swallowing difficulties, which affects up to 80% of all people with the condition.
The holiday season is meant to be a time when you take a break from the daily stresses of life and recharge. For carers that can be difficult to do.
If you have been taking a Parkinson’s medication that contains levodopa for some time, for example Sinemet, you may develop some side effects that can affect your movement.
If you’re caring for someone with Parkinson’s and also working, life can be demanding. Knowing when and how to ask for help and being aware of your rights at work often helps.
Dr Simon Stott is the Deputy Director of Research at The Cure Parkinson's Trust in the United Kingdom. He gave an overview of clinical trials for Parkinson's: Ongoing and the fu
Many people with Parkinson’s have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. However there are a few tips you can follow to help yourself or the person with Parkinson’s you care for sleep more soundly.
Here's how to plan your outdoor areas so they are easy to access and provide maximum enjoyment.
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