What is Parkinson’s disease

What is Parkinson’s disease

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Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease which affects movement. The condition worsens over time and is caused by damage in a small part of the brain.

Parkinson’s Symptoms

There are three main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease:

Tremors
Slowness of movement
Rigidity

The 5 stages of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s affects people in different ways. There are typical patterns of progression in Parkinson’s disease which are defined in five stages:

Stage 1 Mild symptoms often involving tremors and affecting one side of the body.

Stage 2 Symptoms spread to both sides of the body. 

Stage 3 Loss of balance and coordination. 

Stage 4 Symptoms worsen and you can no longer perform routine tasks on your own.

Stage 5 Severe symptoms which mean that you will be bed-ridden. You may also have dementia, confusion and hallucinations. 

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Risk Assessment & Prevention

Researchers are not sure what causes Parkinson’s but do agree that genetic and environmental factors can trigger the disease. Symptoms of the disease occur when nerves cells start to die causing abnormal brain activity.

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How to manage your life with Parkinson's disease

Our free guide includes information on:

  • Treatment options for Parkinson's disease
  • Self-care tips
  • Where you can go for support
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Parkinson’s Treatment

There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease. 

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are initially managed through medication, called L-Dopa. Doctors may recommend lifestyle changes to help manage the condition and in later stages, brain stimulation surgery for those no longer responding to medication.

At our private clinic in London we treat patients with Parkinson’s disease using a multidisciplinary approach. This means that we make the most of our team’s expertise from across a wide range of disciplines to help understand and treat Parkinson’s.

Our patients benefit from our state of the art facilities and cutting-edge research alongside speech therapy and counselling to help manage their symptoms. 

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What our patients say

My family and I experienced one of the hardest times of our lives having to deal with my wife’s deteriorating condition. I would like to personally thank the lovely young lady Zobiaa from Dementech, for showering us with compassion, empathy and genuine care and concern. Her professionalism, high-level customer service and communication, eye for detail, and willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate our needs and make not only my wife, but our whole family, feel as comfortable and supported as possible…

Dementech patient, Paul Allen

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