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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which part of the brain becomes progressively more damaged over many years (a progressive neurological condition).
Symptoms of Parkinson's disease
The symptoms of Parkinson's disease usually begin slowly and develop gradually, often in no particular order.
Causes of Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease is caused by a loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain called the substantia nigra.
Diagnosing Parkinson's disease
No tests can conclusively show that you have Parkinson's disease. Your doctor will base a diagnosis on your symptoms, medical history and the results of a clinical examination.
Treating Parkinson's disease
Everything you need to know about treatment for Parkinson's disease
Living with Parkinson's disease
Find out more about living with Parkinson's disease, including self care advice, support and finances.
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Treating Parkinson's disease
Currently, there is no cure for Parkinson's disease. However, numerous treatments are available to help control your symptoms and maintain your quality of life
Living with Parkinson's disease
A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is life changing. You will need long-term treatment to control your symptoms and you may have to adapt the way you do tasks.