Parkinson's diseaseLiving with

A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is life changing. You'll need long-term treatment to control your symptoms, and you may eventually have to adapt the way you do simple everyday tasks.


Parkinson's disease is a condition that affects the brain. It causes problems like shaking and stiffness that get worse over time.


The main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are shaking (tremors), slow movements and stiffness.


Parkinson's disease is caused by a loss of nerve cells in part of the brain. It’s not clear exactly why this happens.


Treatments for Parkinson's disease include therapies to help with movement problems, medicines and sometimes brain surgery.

Page last reviewed: 30/04/2019
Next review due: 30/04/2022