I agree Lauren Sue. There certainly is a lot more to PD than what is written in this definition from Bing!
Then again, living with PD is a lot different than most people might ever expect...! The symptoms described in this definition are not all that prevalent in my PD although I have experienced each of them at one time or another.
Sometimes it's good to remind ourselves, at least for me it's true, that there a lot of things we could have that would be far worse than PD! Still, I wouldn't wish this on anyone....
actually Marty, I don't think it defines Parkinson's at all. First, they say it's marked by "trembling hands". HandS, plural. Usually Parkinson's presents on one side and it's not until far later in the disease that it progresses to the other side, sometimes it's only ever unilateral.Next, the lifeless face, usually referred to as the "Parkinson's Mask", is caused by weakened muscles in the face that cause a fixed, vacant expression. The muscles of the throat can also be affected, which contributes to the soft, monotone voice found in some patients. Again, not everyone experiences these symptoms and, in most cases, it's not until the latter stages of the disease. This is also true of the slow, shuffling walk.Where is "lack of a swing in one arm" in their definition. Where is "stiffness and rigidity" in their definition". Where is "insomnia".
How right you are again, Lauren Sue! My PD started with problems with rigidity etc. all on my left side only! Now 20 years later my PD
What about Balance, indecision, confusion and vision problems.
And the list goes on...!
I was thinking how 'insomnia' could contribute to 'depression'