Everyone's Parkinson's is unique. So different combinations of medication, exercise and therapies will suit different people. Talk to your GP, specialist or Parkinson's nurse and see what works for you.
Find out more about each of these treatments below.
Drug treatments for Parkinson's
Parkinson's drugs can help you manage your symptoms.
They are grouped by type (class). These are levodopa, dopamine agonists, MAO-B Inhibitors, COMT inhibitors, amantadine and anticholinergics. Co-careldopa (Sinemet) is a common levodopa medication, for example.
Exercise for Parkinson's
The three main types of therapy are:
These can help you manage your Parkinson's day to day and take control of your condition.
Complementary therapies include things such as aromatherapy, massage and conductive education. Although there isn't much evidence for complementary therapies, many people with Parkinson's tell us they find them helpful. Find out more about complementary therapies for Parkinson's.
Find out more about current and future treatments for Parkinson's at Par-Con. It's our free online conference about Parkinson's research, for everyone in the Parkinson's community.
This year’s theme is improving lives through research. We'll hear from researchers, people with Parkinson's and healthcare professionals about the latest Parkinson's research, including practical tips for living with the condition.