What Are the Five Stages of Parkinson’s Disease?

Have you ever known someone with Parkinson’s disease? If you or someone you know has this disease (or had it), then you know it involves uncontrollable shaking/tremors, lack of coordination and speaking difficulties. Sufferers might also experience slowed movement, balance troubles and/or stiffness in their limbs.

What are the 5 stages of Parkinson’s disease?

Stage 1

Stage 1 involves mild Parkinson’s, where a person may have some symptoms but they’re not bad enough to interfere with normal daily activities. In fact, symptoms may be so mild that they’re practically unnoticeable at this stage. That said, people around a person with mild Parkinson’s may start to notice a sign or two based on their friend or family member’s unusual posture, walk or facial expressions.

Stage 2

Stage 2 of Parkinson’s is where symptoms become quite noticeable, and a person might start to have some trouble walking, complete with worse posture. Speech difficulties may manifest at this stage, and it can be harder for a person to complete their daily tasks with moderate Parkinson’s.

Stage 3

Stage 3, the middle stage of Parkinson’s, is when a person typically starts to lose their balance and also experiences decreased reflexes. Movements become slower and it’s not unusual for people to fall down. While daily tasks are still doable at this stage, they’re not easy to complete.

Stage 4

Stage 4 of Parkinson’s disease is when a person needs to use a device, such as a walker, to move around. While he or she might still be able to stand on their own without assistance, getting around will require help.

Stage 5

At Stage 5 of Parkinson’s, a person has stiffness in their legs so they can’t stand or walk. Instead, they’re relegated to using wheelchairs and they generally need someone by their side to take care of them– and to prevent them from falling at certain times like when they go to the toilet.

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