Also known as bradykinesia, slowness of movement is a distinctive feature of Parkinson's disease that causes people to perform ordinary activities, such as walking, moving, or changing clothes, more slowly than normal. They also experience a reduction in spontaneous movements and difficulty performing repetitive movements. Some telling signs of bradykinesia include a slow walk with short, shuffling strides and slow, soft speech. Ordinary tasks such as eating, dressing, and brushing teeth take longer, and these deficiencies become more noticeable as the disease progresses.
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