Differentiating Parkinson’s

Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive neurodegenerative disorder that increases in prevalence markedly after the sixth decade.

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Approximately 1.5-2.5% of people over 65 have Parkinson's disease, rising further with increasing age.

There are many disorders in older people that exhibit some Parkinsonian signs which can be confused with Parkinson's disease. Accurate diagnosis can be a definite challenge, especially in the early stages when the signs are mild, or when there are comorbidities that may cause slowness or stiffness.