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 is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?
- Q What should I do if a person with Parkinson's disease begins hallucinating?
- Q How can I learn more about Parkinson's disease?
- Q What is the prognosis for people with Parkinson's disease?
- Q What is the difference between Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism?
- Q What is Parkinson's disease?