- Small, cramped handwriting
- Difficulty with “automatic” movements, like arm swinging and blinking
- Decreased facial expression
- Lowered voice volume
- Episodes of feeling “stuck in place” when you take a step (freezing)
- Foot drag
- Less swallowing
As symptoms get worse, people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking, or doing simple tasks. Complications can sometimes include cognitive difficulties, constipations, bladder problems, difficulty swallowing, and difficulty sleeping. The stresses of living with the disease can also cause depression and anxiety.