There is no standard treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Treatment for each person with Parkinson’s is based on his or her symptoms. There are many medications available to treat the Parkinson’s symptoms, although none yet that reverse the effects of the disease.
It is common for people with PD to take a variety of these medications – all at different doses and at different times of day – to manage symptoms.
The information included here will explain the types of medications available to manage motor and non-motor symptoms in the hopes that it will help you to work with your Parkinson’s specialist to find the right balance of medications to help you live well with Parkinson’s.
For more insights on this topic, listen to our podcast episodes “Medication Timing,” “PD Medications and Side Effects,” “Understanding Bradykinesia and Dyskinesia” and “Best Practices & Guidance: Navigating Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities.”