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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 Guided Imagery

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

  3. Parkinson's Disease and Nutrition - Topic Overview

    Most people with Parkinson's disease can eat the same healthy,balanced diet recommended for anyone. This includes plenty of fruits,vegetables,grains,cereals,legumes,poultry,fish,lean meats,and low-fat dairy products. Early in the disease,it might be helpful to take pills with food to help with nausea,which may be caused by some medicines. Later in the disease,taking the medicines ...

  4. Parkinson's Disease: Other Symptoms - Topic Overview

    Most people know that Parkinson's disease is a condition that affects how you move. But the breakdown of nerve cells in Parkinson's disease can cause other symptoms. These other symptoms,also called "non-motor" symptoms,include: Constipation. This is a common problem,mostly related to the breakdown of the nerve cells that control involuntary body functions (the autonomic nervous system ). ...

  5. 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.

  6. Parkinson's Disease - Symptoms

    The most common symptoms of Parkinson's disease include tremor or shaking, stiff muscles and achiness, limited movement, and difficulty with balance.

  7. Parkinson's Disease Guide - Prevention

    There is no known way to prevent Parkinson's disease.

  8. Parkinson's Disease Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Advancing age is the only known risk factor for typical Parkinson's disease. A very small number of people with Parkinson's have a close relative with the disease.

  9. Parkinson's Disease - Surgery

    Some surgeries for Parkinson's disease, such as pallidotomy and thalamotomy, are hardly performed anymore. Neurotransplantation is a Parkinson's disease surgery that is still experimental.

  10. Parkinson's Disease - Exams and Tests

    A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is based on your medical history and a thorough neurological exam. There are no lab tests that can diagnose Parkinson's disease.

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