Parkinson

Brain Disorder

The Effect on the brain.

1.Cognitive Impairment- Parkinson's disease develop dementia over time. Often the first symptoms of dementia affect people's ability to make plans and stick with them.

2. Hallucinations-People with Parkinson's may have hallucinations, meaning they see people or things that aren't really there.

3. Trouble Communicating-Parkinson disease can cause many issues that make talking with loved ones more difficult, such as having trouble finding the right word or forming a complex sentence.

4.Depression-As many as 80% of people with Parkinson's disease develop depression

5. Anxiety-Anxiety often strikes along with depression in people with Parkinson's. It may cause nervousness or worrying in general. Anxiety can also surface in the form of panic attacks or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

6.Impulse-control Problems-Many people with Parkinson's have trouble controlling certain dangerous behaviors, such as compulsive shopping, binge eating, sexual thoughts or activity, and gambling.

Symptoms

  • Tremors (shaking) that go away when you move or sleep

  • Difficulty moving or getting up from a seated position

  • Difficulty with small movements, such as buttoning clothing or eating

  • Decreased blinking and facial emotion

  • Joint stiffness and jerky movement

  • Difficulty keeping balance when standing or changing positions

  • Shuffling or hunched position while walking

  • Difficulty speaking and writing

Prognosis

  • PD is both chronic, meaning it persists over a long period of time, and progressive, meaning its symptoms grow worse over time. Although some people become severely disabled, others experience only minor motor disruptions. Tremor is the major symptom for some patients, while for others tremor is only a minor complaint and other symptoms are more troublesome. No one can predict which symptoms will affect an individual patient, and the intensity of the symptoms also varies from person to person.