Treatment options for Parkinson´s

Whilst treatment is constantly improving, researchers have not yet been able to find a way to prevent or cure Parkinson's. For all stages of Parkinson's, the available therapies will help to ease symptoms which can be effectively controlled, often using a combination of the following:

  • medication 
  • conventional therapies, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy
  • complementary therapies, such as aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga and Tai Chi
  • surgical treatments

There is no single, optimal treatment because the condition affects each individual differently. You will need to work with your doctor to find the right balance of treatments for your specific symptoms. Regular reviews will be required and adjustments made as symptoms alter.

Source: European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA),How is Parkinson´s treated? Available at: http://www.epda.eu.com, accessed 7 January 2015