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  1. Alternative Treatments for Parkinson's Disease

    An overview of alternative treatments for Parkinson's disease, including tips you should know before trying them.

  2. Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive neurologic condition characterized by involuntary trembling (tremor),muscular stiffness or inflexibility (rigidity),slowness of movement and difficulty carrying out voluntary movements. Degenerative changes occur in areas deep within the brain (substantia nigra and other pigmented regions of the brain),causing a decrease in dopamine levels in the ...

  3. Familial Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification

    Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (FIBGC) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by the presence of abnormal calcium deposits (calcifications) of unknown cause.

  4. Dystonia

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Dystonia is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  5. Parkinson's Disease and Assisted Living

    WebMD explains what you need to ask when considering assisted living for a person with Parkinson's disease.

  6. Parkinson's Disease and Gamma Knife Treatment

    WebMD explains the use of gamma knife therapy for treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms.

  7. Parkinson's Disease and Guided Imagery

    WebMD discusses how guided imagery techniques can benefit those with Parkinson's disease.

  8. Parkinson's Disease: A Caregiver's Checklist for Daily Care

    When you're a caregiver for someone with Parkinson's disease, your job may change often. Use this checklist to make daily care easier.

  9. Parkinson's Disease and Tremors - Topic Overview

    The tremor of Parkinson's disease is not always severe,but it may affect many of your daily activities. To help control tremor in your hand or arm when you are trying to use the hand,press the affected elbow against your body to stabilize your upper arm and then perform the movement. Wearing a rigid brace across a joint or putting a little weight on the hand may help to reduce tremor and ...

  10. Neurological Exam for Parkinson's Disease - Topic Overview

    A detailed neurological exam should be part of a standard physical exam to diagnose Parkinson's disease and to separate Parkinson's disease from other conditions. Your family doctor or general practitioner can do this. Or you may be referred to a neurologist,which is a doctor who specializes in disorders of the nervous system (brain,spinal cord,peripheral nerves,and muscles). During this ...

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