Knowing The Signs

Here are some key sources that may assist you in discovering more about Parkinson’s disease. While this information may be helpful, it does not replace the importance of an appointment with a physician.

Several questionnaires and research tools have been developed to help professionals determine whether a person has Parkinson’s disease.

Sometimes these sorts of questions will be asked:

Parkinson's Disease

Knowing the signs...

1.

Has your handwriting become smaller?

3.

Do people say they cannot hear you because your voice is softer?

5.

Do people notice that you are not showing facial expressions?

7.

Do you have difficulty dressing?

9.

Do you take tiny steps when you walk?

11.

Has anyone ever asked you if you have Parkinson’s disease?

2.

Do you have trouble getting out of a chair?

4.

Do you ever seem to be stuck to the floor?

6.

Do your hands or legs shake?

8.

Do you shuffle your feet when you walk?

10.

Is your balance poor?

12.

Have you ever taken L-dopa, Levodopa, or Sinemet?

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