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Parkinson's Disease

About Your Care and Condition

Parkinson's disease affects your whole family. Spectrum Health's team of neurology experts assess where you are in your condition. They discuss emerging therapies that may relieve symptoms or slow progression. Then, they collectively decide how to best support your quality of life, at every stage. We're as determined as you are to keep you active.

Parkinson's disease is a progressive movement disorder that reduces dopamine production in the brain. You may experience tremors, muscle tightening and develop memory loss and dementia. Typically, symptoms start around age 60. Men are one and a half times more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than women. Medications are available to successfully manage symptoms.