Effects of DBS on Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
Andrew Johnson was diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson's Disease in 2009 when he was 35 years old. He lives with his wife and two children in Auckland, New Zealand. In November 2012 and February 2013, he underwent a surgical procedure, Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, to help control his motor symptoms. This has been hugely beneficial to his quality of life. He is the author of a blog youngandshaky.com that he created to raise awareness of the effects of Parkinson's Disease. This is his experience of how DBS has helped him.