Aging or Parkinson’s? Here are 13 Ways You Can Tell

By The Captain May 13, 2021

Aging or Parkinson’s? Here are 13 Ways You Can Tell 1

Facial masking

Did you know that we need at least 12 different facial muscles just for a shy smile? Our face is a wonder mechanism when it comes to the expressions we make to describe how we feel.

Unfortunately, though, Parkinson’s disease can also affect nerve cells in this area, which causes a symptom medically called facial masking.

In simple terms, a person with early Parkinson’s may no longer be able to make the face expressions they desire. As the disease progresses, they gradually lose their ability of making any face expressions, which can make them seem emotionless, as if they’re wearing a mask.

A particularity of this symptom is that it might also cause a person to blink slower than usual.

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