In most cases of Parkinson’s disease symptoms, first, start to appear during the 50s or 60s. In very few cases, a person may start showing the symptoms earlier. The main symptoms of Parkinson’s that you can spot in your loved one are:
This means that you can notice an involuntary shaking in the hands, legs or arms of your loved one. Tremors are often one of the earliest symptoms of Parkinson’s, and also the one that is most easily noticeable.
Stiffness in the muscles
Your loved one will find it difficult to move the limbs, such as the hands or the knee area, and may also experience some pain.
If your loved one has Parkinson’s, he or she will be slow in movement. For instance, they may take more time than usual to walk, as compared to what they required earlier.
Balance and walking issues
This is also a common symptom in those who suffer from Parkinson. Your loved one can have significant trouble with balance as well as walking issues, which will be more obvious when he or she tries to stand up from a sitting down position, or tries to walk without any support.
This often comes at a relatively later stage, by when you will already start to notice the above symptoms in your loved one. As Parkinson’s affects the various muscles in the body, it can cause problems with swallowing and lead to a poor digestive system and constipation.
Some other symptoms that you may notice in your loved one once Parkinson’s disease symptoms have set in and reach towards the later stages are a blank expression, problems with speaking and communication, becoming forgetful and so on.