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About Parkinson's

It is thought Parkinson’s occurs when people have a certain genetic predisposition and they are exposed to some external environmental factor, like pesticides, that triggers...

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A Parkinson’s diagnosis

Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s can be a frightening and devastating experience. Living with the disease is a challenge that can bring out the best and worst in us.

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Engaging with Patients Associations

Many people feel reluctant to engage with their local patient association or join a patient group, but it is only by getting in touch...

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About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s owes its name to an English surgeon called James Parkinson, who published an article in 1817 describing the symptoms of the condition. He first called the condition ´shaking palsy’ but years later it was renamed Parkinson’s disease. It is still not entirely clear how the condition comes about, but what we know is that the symptoms are caused by a lack of...

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Khan Academy - What is Parkinson's?