Parkinson’s Disease is a neuron-condition which affects the brains dopamine-producing cells; for most people, it’s a condition which only affects them past the age of sixty, but in many people it can be a condition that hits them earlier on in life and already starts to show symptoms in their twenties. If you spot any of the symptoms of Parkinson’s, then you should make an appointment with a doctor immediately to discuss the way forward and your possible treatment options.
It’s a condition that’s best spotted early on, and you should get yourself checked the moment you suspect the condition and especially if you know that you have a family history of Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s in your family. The condition can be easily managed from there. But how can you spot the symptoms when you don’t know what they are?
Here are 9 of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s so you know what to look for.
1. Memory Loss
Memory loss can be a common symptom of developing Parkinson’s disease, so you should take note if you find that your memory is starting to slip and you are becoming more forgetful over time. Most people don’t think much of the fact that they forget small things like where they put their keys or what they had for breakfast yesterday, but when this happens more often you shouldn’t just tack it down to getting older or “forgetting a little more”.
Instead, you should start keeping a memory diary when you feel that your memory is starting to slip. Keep record of any important things that you should remember (in the form of a journal), and note any slips in your memory with the date and your time: The information should be useful when you make a doctor’s appointment.
See your doctor if memory loss is becoming a worse problem, and try to keep your memory as active as possible with simple memory games and exercises.