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Please help! what is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Please help! what is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Movements: Alzheimer's disease affects mainly memory and other cognitive functions. Parkinson's disease affects movements, either by tremor or by rigidity. It does not affect cognitive functions in the early stages. ...Read more

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Is constant yawning a symptom of Parkinson's disease?

Is constant yawning a symptom of Parkinson's disease?

No: No, though people with parkinson's often have fatigue/ daytime sleepiness issues and disrupted sleep that might cause yawning. The tendency for many with patkinson's to let their mouth droop open could conceivably be confused with yawning as well. ...Read more

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Is there one overwhelming symptom that is the hallmark of Parkinson's disease?

Is there one overwhelming symptom that is the hallmark of Parkinson's disease?

Resting Tremor: Parkinson's disease is charcterized by the constellation of resting tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia(slowed movements). The resting tremor can start on one side of the body, and when present in the hand is described as"pill-rolling". This tremor is different than intention tremors, seen with movement, or essential tremor. The resting tremor can in time generalize, and worsen in intensity. ...Read more

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What do doctors call a secondary symptom of parkinson disease?

What do doctors call a secondary symptom of parkinson disease?

Secondary Parkinson': This condition may be caused from heavy metal intoxications, medications such as anti-psychotics or related to a neurodegenerative condition "multi-systems atrophy (msa). Msa may be associated with blood pressure changes, rigity, tremor, deficits in upgaze and cognitive disorders. Pls see a neurologist for further info. ...Read more

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I am experiencing overproduction of saliva and drooling when yawning. Is it a symptom of Parkinson's disease dysphagia dysarthria? On antipsychotics

I am experiencing overproduction of saliva and drooling when yawning. Is it a symptom of Parkinson's disease dysphagia dysarthria? On antipsychotics

Side effect: without additional parkinsonism symptoms such as slowness of movement, resting tremors, cogwheel rigidity, isolated excess drooling is unlikely to be related to Parkinson's disease and most likely is a side effect of an antipsychotic which can cause excessive saliva production and drooling. This issue resolves with discontinuation of an antipsychotic. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

What can be initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Several Things: Before overt physical symptoms begin, one can experience pre-motor parkinson's issues: the most reliably reported 4 are chronic constipation, chronic depression, anosmia (part or complete loss of smell--which also effects taste appreciation) & rbd. Rbd stands for rem behavior disorder. Rem (dreaming stage sleep) can be accompanied by acting-out of dreams: talking, kicking, punching, running, etc. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Here's a Brief list: Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, small/scratchy penmanship, etc. Non-physical symptoms can include cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, sleepiness, constipation, ed, low bp, acting-out dreams. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of young onset of Parkinson's disease?

What are symptoms of young onset of Parkinson's disease?

See below: Most often there is a unilateral resting tremor in hand, but occasionally there may be vague stiffness or gait imbalance. On occasion, one might see chronic constipation, or impaired swallowing which seems nonspecific, and unilateral foot dystonia, or cramping may occur very early. If there is a question or if runs in your family, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease?

What are the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease?

Many, but treatable!: Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, small/scratchy penmanship, etc. Non-physical symptoms can include cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, sleepiness, constipation, ed, low bp, acting-out dreams. ...Read more

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What are the milder, more subtle symptoms to Parkinson's disease?

What are the milder, more subtle symptoms to Parkinson's disease?

Many: Mild poverty of movements, falls, writing in small letters (micrographia) inability to change positions especially in bed, diminution of the sense of smell, constipation or urinary problems etc. ...Read more

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