Other symptoms

Alongside physical symptoms, Parkinson's can have other symptoms, ranging from depression and anxiety to hallucinations, memory problems and dementia.

You can find out more about some of these other symptoms within this section.

Your doctor or nurse may refer to 'motor and non-motor symptoms'. Motor refers to symptoms that affect your movement, such as tremor and rigidity. Non-motor refers to symptoms that affect you in other ways, such as having problems sleeping or experiencing depression.

You can track these things using our non-motor symptoms questionnaire (below) and then discuss them with your health professional. 

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Non-motor symptoms questionnaire

Advice from an expert

Parkinson's specialist Dr Robin Fackrell talks through some of the most common non-motor symptoms. Watch the full lecture (link at the end) to hear his tips on managing these.

A specialist talking to someone with Parkinson's

Speaking to your GP

If you're experiencing any of the symptoms of Parkinson's, we'd urge you to speak to your GP.

Even if you display some of the symptoms, they may not be related to Parkinson's, so it's best to seek medical advice.

Last updated April 2017. We review all our information within 3 years. If you'd like to find out more about how we put our information together, including references and the sources of evidence we use, please contact us at [email protected].