The classical symptoms of Parkinson’s include:
Tremor, rigidity of muscles, slowness of movement and postural hypotension
However, Parkinson’s can affect people in many different ways such as impairing a person’s walk, the volume of their voice when talking, fine motor movement (such as doing up buttons easily), swallowing, handwriting, facial masking and balance. Changes can also include non-physical aspects such as fatigue, mood changes – depression and anxiety, sleep difficulties, constipation as well as difficulties processing complex instructions or multi-tasking.
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