Question by  dogperson (10)

What happens in the latter stages of Parkinson's?


Answer by  zombieguy (986)

Individuals with advanced Parkinson's will exhibit a number of conditions including memory loss, complete or nearly complete lack of hand/eye coordination, severe impairment of speech, and frequent, unexplained pains. They can be incapable of feeding themselves, suffer frequent falls, and must typically rely on others for all their basic needs.


Answer by  monkeyz (3150)

In the late stages of Parkinson's, the sufferer will probably need to rely heavily on others for things such as dressing, bathing, and eating. It may be difficult to walk unassisted, eat anything but soft foods, or speak. In very late stages, a person with Parkinson's will likely suffer from memory loss and slowly lose cognitive abilities.


Answer by  Katie57 (169)

Over the course of progression, dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra are lost, leading to a deficit of dopamine in the striatum. This causes motor symptoms, such as bradykinesia, resting tremor, and rigidity. These symptoms become more pronounced and drug treatments become less effective in the latter stages of PD.


Answer by  Camelia (662)

The patient loses more and more frequently his or her grip on reality and remembers less and less about the people that surround them.

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