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/