Parkinsonism is an umbrella term that refers to conditions with symptoms similar to those of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). It’s the diagnosis my neurologist gave me with my early symptoms.
Parkinsonism symptoms include slow muscle movement and may include muscular stiffness and/or tremors.
My parents had missionary training to go to Africa in 1936. I was ten months old when we arrived. Everyone had to take quinine to fight malaria. I was given a crushed pill in applesauce, but that didn’t disguise its bitterness. I fought it vigorously, making quinine time a daily battle.