Parkinson’s disease affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans, men and women of all ages and races. It is a slowly progressive movement disorder that occurs when a significant number of certain nerve cells in the brain become damaged or die.
Overview and Symptoms
There is no single test for Parkinson’s disease. Your diagnosis will be made based on a review of your medical history and a neurological evaluation of symptoms including slow movement, tremors or shaking, stiff limbs, and troubles with balance.
We offer you and your family highly innovative, intensive and comprehensive care for Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. Your neurologist is a fellowship-trained specialist who coordinates a multidisciplinary team of experts to meet the physical, cognitive, and emotional needs of you and your family.
Our team includes specialists from the following areas:
- Cognitive Neurology
- Rehabilitation, including occupational, physical, speech, voice, swallowing and cognitive therapy
- Neuropsychiatry and Neuropsychology
- Sleep Disorders
- Autonomic Disorders
- Social Work and Community Resource Specialist
Together with you and your family, we will design a comprehensive, coordinated, treatment program tailored to your needs and lifestyle. We will communicate our findings and recommendations to your referring physicians and are pleased to continue to work with him/her following your evaluation in our clinic.
Parkinson's Disease CenterThe Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at BIDMC is devoted to providing excellence in diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, dystonia, tremors, atypical parkinsonism, and various other movement disorders; research and clinical trials; and educational resources for our patients, their families and caregivers.