What happens to the brain?

In this film, a Parkinson’s Nurse will discuss what happens in the brain, highlighting the key things to help you understand your Parkinson’s and recognise symptoms.



So to recap:

• Parkinson’s happens because of a lack of important chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters.


• These chemicals carry messages, when you don’t have enough, nerve cells can’t communicate properly.


• This can cause motor problems, like a slowing down of movement, as well as non-motor symptoms like memory problems or low mood.


• Each person’s Parkinson’s is unique to them.