One of the most important things to remember about diagnosing PD is that there must be two of the four main symptoms present over a period of time for a neurologist to consider a PD diagnosis.
Four Main Motor Symptoms of PD:
•Shaking or tremor
•Slowness of movement, called bradykinesia
•Stiffness or rigidity of the arms, legs or trunk
•Trouble with balance and possible falls, also called postural instability
How does your doctor make a PD diagnosis?
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@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member Goodness Alan, you got me going on the Q and A part of the site and I see you are the star! Lots of information. I've done a lot of research and have seen much of what you post but it's so nice to see the information that is pertinent all in one place. I don't fit any of the molds at all so am destined to be confused but the Sinemet will probably tell the story in a month or so. Thanks for all your information.
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member 1009. Thank you. I think I'd prefer you over my Dad's doc!! You are definitely making me question some things @A MyParkinsonsTeam Member needs to check this out too! I wrote down the site and thank you for including it and making it so convenient for all of us to access. You must be bombarded by e-mails you poor man you! You are terrific and we love you Alan:)
Thanks @A MyParkinsonsTeam Member. Very informative and useful articles. Appreciate all the time you spend to provide us with information. Cheers
Thank you so much Alan for your PD input...........I'm sure that many of us are more alert to what we have and what to expect..........A booklet of your information would certainly prove to be beneficial to those with PD and the caretakers...........in fact I honestly believe that some doctors would open their minds more to what is actually happening with the patients if they read your articles..........Again thank you for taking the time to keep us on our toes.......in your journey maybe you'll discover a "cure"......Great job! N
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member In PD-land of a Thousad Questions & What-Ifs ??? You are The Best! Ends Some of, the " I don't know enough to ask a question",positions. You have armed me with lots of useful, interesting PD Info!
Many Thanks! Mama-Jo