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About Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder caused by malfunction and drop out of certain cells in the brain.

Motor Signs of Parkinson’s Disease Include:

  • Tremor of the hands, arms, legs, and jaw
  • Slowness of movement
  • Rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk
  • Impaired balance

Symptoms vary from patient to patient. Other symptoms can include disturbances of mood, smell, sleep, and gastrointestinal function. Learn more about Parkinson’s Disease at the Health Education Center and find out about local events for patients and families.

Center for Movement Disorders
and Neuromodulation
Tasneem Peeraully, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Antonios Mammis, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery