Effects of PD for Central Western Riverside County Seniors

April 13, 2018

shutterstock_PD1.jpgAccording to Parkin's Foundation, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is generally thought of as a disease that only involves movement for Central Western Riverside County seniors. But in addition to motor symptoms such as slowness of movement, tremor, stiffness and postural instability, most people develop other health problems related to Parkinson's. These symptoms are diverse and collectively known as non-motor symptoms.


While family and friends may not be able to see these symptoms, it is important to realize that non-motor symptoms are common and can be more troublesome and disabling than motor symptoms. For Central Western Riverside County seniors, ome symptoms, such as loss of smell, constipation, depression and REM sleep behavior disorder can occur years before the diagnosis of PD.