Exploding the Myth that Parkinson's Is Only a Movement Disorder
Posted Dec 12 2008 3:42pm
Most people are familiar with the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) such as too much movement (tremor), slowness of movement (bradykinesia), stiffness of movement, or no movement (akinesia) such as in freezing.
However, non-motor symptoms related to PD are often not diagnosed and treated. These include sleep difficulties, bladder and bowel problems, saliva-control and drooling, depression, anxiety, and cognition and memory problems.
In fact, the International PD Non-Motor Group, a multidisciplinary group of PD experts, has identified 30 possible non-motor symptoms in thePD Non-Motor Symptoms Questionnaire. You can locate this questionnaire at their website:
The n on-motor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease webcast features a presentation by Dr. Mandar Jog, Associate Professor at the Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.