Parkinson's symptoms

The 3 main symptoms of Parkinson's are tremor, stiffness and slowness of movement. But you can also experience other symptoms including problems with sleep and memory and mental health issues.

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What are the symptoms of Parkinson's?

There are many potential signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s and each person can experience them differently. It’s important to note that the order and severity of these symptoms can vary from person to person.

The more common symptoms of Parkinson’s include:

10 early symptoms of Parkinson's

Are you concerned that you, or someone you know, may have Parkinson’s? It’s always best to talk to your GP first and they can refer you to a specialist if your symptoms need further investigation.

Tremors, muscle stiffness and slowness of movement are all common early symptoms of Parkinson's – but there are also other signs to be aware of. 

How will my Parkinson's symptoms progress?

Everyone's Parkinson's symptoms will be different. It's important to remember that not everyone will experience all symptoms. The order in which they appear and the way symptoms progress also varies from person to person.

Parkinson's symptoms or medication side effects? 

Sometimes, Parkinson's drugs can cause problems that some people confuse with symptoms of Parkinson's. These problems may actually be side effects of Parkinson's drugs you are taking.

Advanced symptoms

If your Parkinson's progresses you may experience advanced symptoms. It can be helpful to prepare for them so you can manage them more easily.

How can I manage my Parkinson's symptoms?

Parkinson's is a complex condition with many potential symptoms. Your Parkinson's is also unique to you. This means there will be lots of things that can help you manage your symptoms and what works for your may not work for someone else. 

Below we have included some of the ways you can manage your Parkinson's symptoms.


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Exercise is good for you. It's especially good for you if you have Parkinson's.

You could play football, like John. Or start with more gentle, seated exercises and build up your strength.

The We Are Undefeatable campaign aims to support people living with health conditions to build physical activity into their lives.