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I can't find the difference between parkinson's and parkinsonism.  I've looked all over on the internet and all I can possibly come up with is that parkinson's is one part of parkinsonism.  Is that right?

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Hi Carole, 

You don't have to have Parkinson's to have Parkisonism.  Parkinsonism is the movement, speech, stiffness, etc, that is typical of Parkinsons usually as a result of loss of dopamine.

Head injuries, some drugs, certain forms of dementia, all these can cause Parkinsonism - without Parkinson's.

Parkinson's is a disease of the nervous system.  Symptoms include tremor's, changes in gait, stiffness, etc.

Hope it helps.

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