Clinical Ageing Research Unit

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease affects 1% of the population over the age of 65, but can also develop in people at a much younger age. Parkinson's disease leads to problems with tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement. It can also be associated with a number of other "non-motor" symptoms, including depression, sleep disturbance and cognitive abilities (including dementia in some cases).

There are effective symptomatic drug treatments available for many aspects of Parkinson's disease, although there are still many areas of unmet need.

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