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  1. Parkinson's Disease and Assisted Living

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

  2. Parkinson's Disease and Gamma Knife Treatment

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

  3. Parkinson's Disease and Guided Imagery

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

  4. 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.

  5. Understanding Parkinson's Disease -- Symptoms

    Learn about the symptoms of Parkinson's disease from the experts at WebMD.

  6. Understanding Parkinson's Disease -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    There are effective treatments for Parkinson's disease. Learn more about the options from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Understanding Parkinson's Disease -- the Basics

    Get the basics on Parkinson's disease from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Parkinson's Disease: Classification - Topic Overview

    Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism Parkinson's disease is named for Dr. James Parkinson,who in 1817 first described the features of this illness. Features of Parkinson's disease include tremor,slow movement (bradykinesia),and rigid muscles (rigidity). People with parkinsonism may have Parkinson's disease or another illness with similar symptoms. Other conditions and diseases that cause ...

  9. Tremor - When to Call a Doctor

    Call your doctor if:You suddenly develop a tremor or if an existing tremor becomes worse.Shaking interferes with your ability to do daily activities or keeps you from taking part in social events.You think that tremor may be a side effect of a medication. ...

  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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