Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common movement disorder.
It is a slowly progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes a range of motor and non-motor symptoms which develop slowly over time.
Although there’s currently no cure for Parkinson’s, a range of drugs, treatments and therapies are available to manage the symptoms.
Parkinson’s disease most commonly occurs during the person’s 60s, however it can affect people of any age.
It is more common in men than in women.
PD affects the basal ganglia situated in the deep part of the brain. The basal ganglia control well learned, automatic movements, such as writing and walking. As PD progresses, other part of the brain are affected.