Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder of the brain. Symptoms include tremors, stiffness or rigidity, and slowness of movement (bradykinesia).
According to Parkinson’s New Zealand, approximately 1% of people over the age of 60 have the condition. Various theories exist regarding causes of the disease. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease so treatment will normally focus on managing symptoms, typically with medication.
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