Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive, neurodegenerative condition. The risk of Parkinson’s increase with age. The four cardinal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are bradykinesia, muscular rigidity, resting tremor and postural instability.  In patients with PD, quality of life can be affected from both a physical and mental health perspective by the classic motor symptoms of the disease, and by certain non-motor symptoms such as depression. Access and download free educational content about the current knowledge of PD here. This includes slide decks, articles, videos and other content, for example: 

Non-motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease: Implications for Our Understanding of Pathogenesis, Prodrome and Subtypes (Article)
Parkinsons Disease – Non-Motor Symptom Complex and Comorbidities (Slide Deck)
Understanding the Pathology of Parkinson’s Disease (Video)


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