Men are slightly more likely to get Parkinson’s disease than women, and most people with Parkinson’s start to develop symptoms when they’re over 50. It’s thought around one in 500 people are affected by Parkinson’s disease, according to the NHS. There are several symptoms and signs to look out for, some of which can show up more often or earlier than others.
It is important to spot signs as although there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, early diagnosis ensures that patients can receive the proper treatment and advice regarding care.
The NHS says: “Most people with Parkinson’s start to develop symptoms when they’re over 50, although around one in 20 people with the condition first experience symptoms when they’re under 40.