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What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson's Disease is a neurological disorder that may present with a slight shaking or tremor in one's fingers, hands, lips or feet.

It is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's Disease.

3 out of every 1,000 individuals (aged 50 years and above) have this condition.

Common signs and symptoms of Parkinson's Disease include:


  • Shaking of arms or legs when at rest (resting tremor)
  • Stiffness of arms, legs or body (rigidity)
  • Slowness of movement and walking (bradykinesia)
  • Stability problems when walking or standing


  • Expressionless face (masked facies)
  • Soft voice
  • Small handwriting
  • Drooling of salive
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Walking difficulties

This health information is brought to you by the National Neuroscience Institute.