This questionnaire aims to help people determine if they should speak to their doctor or a movement disorder specialist about Parkinson's disease.
If you answer yes to several of the questions below, discuss these changes with your doctor or visit a movement disorder specialist. Talk to your doctor even if you answer no to most of these questions but feel that something has changed in your abilities or quality of life.
- Have you been getting slower in your usual daily activities?
- Is your handwriting smaller?
- Is your speech slurred or softer?
- Do you have trouble rising from a chair?
- Do your lips, hands, arms and/or legs shake?
- Have you noticed more stiffness?
- Do you have trouble fastening buttons or dressing?
- Do you shuffle your feet and/or take smaller steps when you walk?
- Do your feet seem to get stuck to the floor when walking or turning?
- Have you or others noticed that you don't swing one arm when walking?
- Do you have more trouble with your balance?
- Have you or others noticed that you stoop or have abnormal posture?
If you want to discuss these changes with your doctor or if you have noticed a loved one facing some of these difficulties, print this page to start a conversation.