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Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. The average age of onset is 60, and about half a million people in the United States have the disease. Although Parkinson’s cannot be cured, medicines can often provide dramatic relief from the symptoms

Find out about medications to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Take a quiz to learn more about Parkinson’s disease.

The information on Parkinson’s Disease was developed for NIHSeniorHealth by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH.

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