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Help with Parkinson’s Disease in later life.

Parkinson’s Disease affects the brain, damaging nerve cells that help control movement. It typically causes a tremor of the hands as well as general stiffness and slowing of movement.

There are various treatment options, generally involving careful adjustment of medications to counter the symptoms, but there is no outright cure. Other movement disorders, which can look like Parkinson’s disease but may progress differently, have different causes and treatment.

Find out more about Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease causes stiffness, slowness and tremor. It tends to start on one side of the body, and then progresses to affect the other side too. The tremor can affect how you use your hands, but it is typically the slowness and stiffness that cause more problems. It can also affect memory, vision and mood.

How will it affect me?

Parkinson’s can cause a number of problems including

  • Affecting social activities and hobbies such as gardening and golf
  • Affecting ability to work
  • Difficulty in writing
  • Difficulties with daily activities such as dressing

What causes it?

The exact cause isn’t fully understood, but it relates to damage of specific areas of the brain that control movement. The nerves in these areas use a chemical called dopamine to signal information about movement, and when they are damaged, there is a reduction in dopamine transmission in the brain. Other conditions that look like Parkinson’s disease are caused in different ways – including medication side effects or small strokes.

How common is it?

There are over a hundred thousand people in the UK with Parkinson’s disease, although some cases are never diagnosed. It gets more common as people age, with few cases among under 65s.

How is it diagnosed?

Experts in movement disorders clinically diagnose the disease. Brain scans can be helpful to rule out other problems or clarify the diagnosis in unclear cases, but may not give a definitive answer.

How is it treated?

Parkinson’s disease is usually treated with medicines to increase dopamine levels – either by increasing the brain’s own levels or supplementing them. This requires careful adjustment, and treatment plans may change as the disease progresses and depending on which symptoms are more troubling for you.

We’re Red & Yellow Care, the
health experts for later life.

At Red & Yellow Care we specialise in diagnosis, treatment, care and advice for older adults. Our approach is unique – we build a complete picture of the individual – and we treat them like an individual. We guarantee fast and flexible appointments with the very best specialists.

Meet some of our consultants.

Dr Giovanna Zamboni

Consultant Neurologist

Neurology

Dr Colin Mitchell

Consultant Geriatrician

Geriatrics

How we can help

Because we are the specialists in health for older adults, we can offer all the expertise you need from one source.

We usually visit you at home, or alternatively can see you at our Consulting Rooms. We aim to arrange all appointments within a matter of days.

Clear and simple pricing.


First appointment up to 90 minutes, priced at £450.

Further appointments at £300 up to 60 minutes, £200 up to 30 minutes.

Home visit supplements starting from £100.

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We have the best consultants and other specialists dedicated to the health of older people.

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We aim for our specialists to see you within a matter of days, and within 24 hours for urgent appointments.

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We fit our service around you. Planning your appointments where and when suits you best.

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We are committed to giving you the most thorough assessment, treatment and care.

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