Can someone help with an explanation of the differences between parkinson disease and parkinsonisms?

Hi everyone

I am another 'newbie" and am more than a little confused!

I have had a DAT scan that shows I have some signs of parkinsonism's syndrome - this I found out from a copy of the letter sent from the specialist to the GP. I have to wait till the end of April for my appointment at the hospital to see the specialist when I will be able (I hope) to ask questions, but if anyone can give me some guidance I would be happier.

Many thank 


Hi Jusu,

Welcome to the forum.

We have lots of information on our website about symptoms, treatments, support and the types of Parkinson's and Parkinsonism

You're more than welcome to give our helpline a ring on 0808 800 0303 should you have any more questions before you see your specialist. We have trained helpline advisers, including Parkinson's nurses who would be happy to help you.

Please do have a browse on this forum too; our members are very supportive indeed!

Best wishes,

Ilona (Moderation Team).