Journal of Aging and Geriatric MedicineISSN: 2576-3946

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Perspective, J Aging Geriatr Med Vol: 7 Issue: 1

Parkinson's Disease: Understanding the Symptoms and Treatments

Scott Twan*

Department of Nursing, University of Vermont, VT, Burlington, USA

*Corresponding Author: Scott Twan
Department of Nursing, University of Vermont, VT, Burlington, USA

Received date: 02 January, 2023, Manuscript No. AGM-23-89760;

Editor assigned date: 04 January, 2023, PreQC No. AGM-23-89760(PQ);

Reviewed date: 25 January, 2023, QC No. AGM-23-89760;

Revised date: 02 February, 2023, Manuscript No. AGM-23-89760(R);

Published date: 08 February, 2023, DOI:10.4172/2576-3946.1000141

Citation: Twan S (2023) Parkinson's Disease: Understanding the Symptoms and Treatments. J Aging Geriatr Med. 7:1


Parkinson's disease is a complex and debilitating condition that can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life. The disease is caused by the progressive degeneration of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain, which leads to a range of motor and non-motor symptoms. Although the exact cause of Parkinson's disease is not yet fully understood, researchers are making progress in identifying potential genetic and environmental factors that may be involved.

Despite the lack of a cure, there are a variety of treatments available to help manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. These treatments can include medications, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. Research into new treatments and therapies for Parkinson's disease is on-going, and there is hope that these efforts will eventually lead to more effective treatments and possibly even a cure.

While Parkinson's disease can be a challenging condition to live with, there are many resources available to help individuals with the disease and their families. Support groups, educational resources, and healthcare professionals can all play an important role in helping individuals with Parkinson's disease manage their symptoms and maintain their quality of life.

There are several treatment methods available for Parkinson's disease. The treatment plan is usually tailored to each individual based on their symptoms and needs.

Here are some common treatment methods for Parkinson's disease:


Medications are often the first line of treatment for Parkinson's disease. They can help increase dopamine levels in the brain and alleviate motor symptoms such as tremors, rigidity, and slowness of movement. Common medications used to treat Parkinson's disease include levodopa, dopamine agonists, MAO-B inhibitors, and COMT inhibitors.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

DBS is a surgical treatment that involves implanting a small electrode into the brain. The electrode is connected to a pacemakerlike device that is placed under the skin in the chest. The device sends electrical impulses to the brain, which can help reduce motor symptoms such as tremors, rigidity, and slowness of movement.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy can help improve mobility, flexibility, and balance in individuals with Parkinson's disease. Exercises can also help reduce stiffness and improve overall physical function.

Speech therapy

Speech therapy can be helpful for individuals with Parkinson's disease who experience difficulty with speech and swallowing. A speech therapist can provide exercises and techniques to improve speech and swallowing.

Occupational therapy.

Occupational therapy can help individuals with Parkinson's disease to maintain independence in activities of daily living. An occupational therapist can provide strategies and equipment to help with daily tasks such as dressing, bathing, and cooking.


Parkinson's disease is a complex and challenging condition that can significantly impact a person's quality of life. While there is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease, there are several treatment options available to help manage the symptoms. These can include medications, deep brain stimulation, physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. It is important for individuals with Parkinson's disease to work closely with their healthcare team to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and symptoms. With proper management and ongoing research, it is possible to improve the lives of individuals living with Parkinson's disease.

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