In addition to tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity, people with Parkinson’s can also experience other changes, called “nonmotor symptoms,” that can impact their quality of life. Many people do not realize that these symptoms are linked to Parkinson’s and therefore do not seek treatment for them.
The most common nonmotor symptoms are:
- Sleep disturbances
- Loss of sense of smell
- Micrographia (small handwriting)
- Vivid dreams