Parkinson's 101

LEARN MORE ABOUT
PARKINSON'S DISEASE

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As defined by the Parkinson’s Foundation, Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.

Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms is often a bit different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. People with PD may experience:

  • Tremor, mainly at rest and described as pill rolling tremor in hands. Other forms of tremor are possible

  • Bradykinesia

  • Limb rigidity

  • Gait and balance problems

 

Your diagnosis only gives you an explanation for your symptoms. Every single person with Parkinson's Disease has a different journey, and all of us at Bridges for Parkinson's are here to help you along the way. Below, you will find videos of some of the services that we offer. Please contact us to get more information if you would like to join our amazing community! 

In the meantime, there are many resources for learning more about Parkinson's Disease, but these are some excellent ones:

 

 

 

**Please consult your doctor before performing any of these classes or tips and be sure that your environment is safe!**