A TikTok video speculating that Russian president Vladimir Putin could have Parkinson’s has gone viral.
This is not the first time Putin has been ‘diagnosed’ with Parkinsons. Nov 6, 2020
It was posted by a nurse, who goes by the user name Haus of Petty or @musclesandnursing, and has since racked up more than two million views.
“Nurses and medical professionals, I’m gonna show you a video and this is why we should be terrified,” @musclesandnursing said in the video.
NOTE: Treadstone 71 assessed this war to be the end of Putin and in closed circles articulated the reasons why Putin would be replaced, and how a medical issue would be the ‘reason’ for such a removal. (Swimming with the fishes will not work but the Oligarch’s likely are considering such a move.)
The clip then shows what they perceive as Putin stumbling slightly on his right leg.
“I’m a nurse I cannot diagnose, but I do know Parkinson’s and a stroke when I see it. Parkinson’s is under the umbrella of dementia,” @musclesandnursing said.
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder which impacts people’s movement. The symptoms usually begin gradually and tend to impact one side of the body more than the other.
People living with Parkinson’s may also experience hallucinations and/or delusions over the course of their DISEASE.
What is happening?
Understanding hallucinations and delusions related to Parkinson’s disease
You may be aware of the physical symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease, like resting tremors, slow movement, rigid muscles, and loss of balance. But did you know that around half of people living with Parkinson’s may also experience hallucinations and/or delusions over the course of their disease?
of people living with Parkinson’s may experience hallucinations or delusions during the course of their disease.
There are two general types of Parkinson’s disease symptoms
Parkinson’s disease is a central nervous system disorder. The signs and symptoms of it can vary from person to person, but generally fall into two types: motor symptoms and non-motor symptoms.
Hallucinations and delusions are non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
- Resting tremors
- Slowness of movement
- Rigid muscles
- Trouble with balance
- Anxiety and depression
- Loss of mental sharpness
- Insomnia and vivid dreams
- Sexual dysfunction
- Sweating and body aches
- Vision problems and dizziness
Why do some people with Parkinson’s experience hallucinations and delusions?
The exact cause of Parkinson’s hallucinations and delusions is unknown. In general, hallucinations and delusions are thought to be a part of the natural progression of Parkinson’s and/or a side effect of some dopamine therapies.
There’s no way to accurately predict which patients will develop Parkinson’s hallucinations or delusions.