Parkinson Disease

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Jim had Parkinsonism and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Among his symptoms:

  • rigidity (especially in his later days, he would frequently freeze in a position)
  • loss of balance (he was a severe fall risk from about 2005)
  • Weakness of eye movements, especially in the downward direction.
  • slurred speech
  • spontaneous arm levitations (started in 2009)
  • paranoia (controlled through medication)
  • depression