Non-motor symptoms

Non-motor symptoms, do not involve movement, coordination, physical tasks or mobility. This symptoms may not be visible to person’s family and friends but they can be more troublesome than the motor impairments of Parkinson’s.

Early Symptoms
Scientists believe that non-motor symptoms may precede motor symptoms and a Parkinson’s diagnosis by many years. If a person has one or more of these symptoms, it does not necessarily mean that individual will develop Parkinson’s, but these markers are helpful in better understand the disease process.The most commend early symptoms also include:

  • memory difficulties, slowed thinking, confusion
  • mood disorders,  impulsive behaviors
  • loss of sense of smell
  • gastrointestinal – constipation
  • low blood pressure when standing up
  • bladder problems
  • excess of saliva
  • weight loss or gain
  • vision and dental problems
  • fear and anxiety
  • skin problems