Progression of Parkinson’s disease is very variable and unpredictable. There are, however, some factors that predict slower overall progression of disease, including younger age of onset of disease (under 40 years old) and a tremor-dominant pattern of disease. Unfortunately, although disease progresses more slowly in patients with young-onset disease, these patients also have increased difficulty with depression, coping and development of complications from medication therapy (i.e., dyskinesias).
- Q How can I communicate with someone who has Parkinson's disease?
- Q Can doctors measure the severity of Parkinson's disease?
- Q How common is Parkinson's disease?
- Q What are Parkinson's Plus Syndromes?
- Q What can I do if a person with Parkinson's disease gets stuck in a freeze?
- Q What is vascular parkinsonism?