Differences Between Stroke and Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease and stroke are neurological conditions that many people confuse with each other because they can both cause a physical disability and they both tend to affect people who are over 70 years old. If you have questions about the similarities and differences between a stroke and Parkinson’s disease, here are the answers to the most common concerns.

Symptoms of a Stroke vs. Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

A stroke can cause a combination of symptoms, including visual changes, weakness, numbness, speech problems, and trouble thinking. Parkinson’s disease specifically causes tremors of the arms or legs while you are at rest, slow movements and stiffness while walking and a decrease in facial expression called a ‘masked face’.

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