Parkinson's Disease: Common Signs and Symptoms
Parkinson's disease has a few telltale signs, such as tremors, rigidity in movements and more. Learn about them in this short video by the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI).
is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in Singapore.
Transcribed from video
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.