- Category: Non-Profits & Causes
- Published: Sunday, 30 June 2013 14:54
By Karen Jensen, Parkinson's Association of San Diego
Parkinson's is a neurological disorder that affects a person's ability to move. Common motor symptoms include a tremor at rest, muscle stiffness, slowness of movement and postural instability. Additionally, people with Parkinson's often deal with depression, anxiety and cognitive decline. Pets can play a role in easing some of these symptoms through their need for interaction and their ability to engage with people.