One Face of Parkinsons

Masked facies (also known as hypomimia) is the loss of facial expressions most commonly associated with Parkinson’s disease. It is so named because the condition gives the affected person a fixed, mask-like expression.

In Parkinson’s disease, masking can develop as the progressive loss of motor control extends to the facial muscles as it does to other parts of the body. Masked facies can complicate an already difficult situation, alienating acquaintances who may be put off or disturbed by the apparent lack of emotional response.

I’d like to refer you to a previous post done on 5/20/19… https://silverliningsandparkinsons.home.blog/2019/05/20/smile/

Author: suerosier

In May of 2018, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's. After researching, I believe the symptoms began to manifest themselves years prior to last year. The purpose for my blog is to share what I have learned (with an index) to save others time as they seek for answers about, symptoms, therapies [and alternative things to try], tools I use, Parkinsonisms, recipes, strategies, clinical studies, words of encouragement or just enjoy the photos or humor.

2 thoughts on “One Face of Parkinsons”

  1. Hi Sue, Katy Madden here. Just wanted to reach out and share a spiritual hug, since we have not been able to carry on with our temple service so near and dear to our hearts. I hope you are maintaining your sweet spirit and great sense of humor, even if it hides behind a Parkinsons mask. You are my champion spirit sister and super woman. Love you to pieces!!! Bountiful blessings, Katy

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    1. Hugs to YOU Katy, I am feeling ready to serve and look forward to getting an all clear. Great to hear from you. I hope you and yors are all safe and finding joy spending time at home. Love you, too.

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