Parkinson’s is a neurological disease that is relatively frequent and is characterised by the combination of some or all of the following symptoms: resting tremor, slowing of voluntary movements and rigidity, often associated with difficulties in maintaining balance and walking. After several years, the condition can be complicated by cognitive disorders. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease, the slow onset of which generally occurs after the age of 60, usually affecting one side of the body. There is currently no preventive treatment or cure. 

Nevertheless, a large array of symptomatic medication is available that is designed to improve patients’ daily lives. The start of a personalised and often complex treatment requires regular adaptations that demand close monitoring by a specialist. In certain very specific cases, it is possible to offer deep brain stimulation surgery that makes it possible to reduce the use of medication and, more rarely, to discontinue medication altogether.