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Personal Stories DBS THERAPY FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Hear from people who live with Medtronic DBS

We asked some Parkinson's patients to share their own experiences with Medtronic DBS therapy. As you watch the videos below, please bear in mind that the experiences are specific to each particular person.

BE MORE ARTIST, LIKE LAURA

"I was in a restaurant, I ordered a spaghetti dish and I was able to roll the spaghetti around the fork."

Laura from Belgium, Deep Brain Stimulation story

Laura, an artist from Belgium, explains how deep brain stimulation has affected her daily life.
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Be more you, like Nicky

"Now I look after my own family, I look after my house, I walk my own dog - I just feel great. Life is grand."

Nicky from the UK, Deep Brain Stimulation story

Nicky and her family show how her DBS therapy has improved their lives.
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Be more empowered, like Matthew

"When you have Parkinson's a lot of things can take forever, like making a drink, brushing your teeth, getting dressed. DBS has made it all so much easier."

Matthew from the UK, Deep Brain Stimulation story

Matthew tells how much easier everyday life became for him after getting DBS ten years ago.
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BE MORE CONFIDENT, LIKE DORIS

"The operation gave me back my life, my quality of life."

Doris from Norway, Deep Brain Stimulation story

Deep Brain Stimulation allowed Doris to be active again after her Parkinson's diagnosis.
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Be more chef, like Janet

"DBS has stopped the dyskinesia by 90% and now I can continue the activities I enjoy such as cooking and embroidery."

Janet from the UK, Deep Brain Stimulation story

Janet became a Medtronic DBS Ambassador to show others the benefits she has experienced from DBS therapy.
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Be more active, like Gilles

"Since I had the operation my life is much, much better. I've got a kind of energy again, the way others look at me has completely changed."

Gilles from France, Deep Brain Stimulation story

Gilles has been able to reduce his Parkinson's medication and continue working as a journalist after having DBS surgery.
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Be more you, like Steve

"With the DBS working as it is, I can lead a normal life."

Steve from the UK, Deep Brain Stimulation story

Steve and his wife have both benefited from having DBS surgery.
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BE MORE INDEPENDENT, LIKE WILLIAM

"You become dependent, you're very much living with Parkinson's, and now I don't have to live with Parkinson's - I can live my own life, I have freedom."

William from the UK, Deep Brain Stimulation story

William has recovered his independence thanks to DBS therapy.
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These patient testimonials relate an account of an individual’s response to the treatment. The account is genuine, typical and documented. However, the individual’s response does not provide any indication, guide, warranty or guarantee as to the response other persons may have to the treatment. The response other people have to the treatment could be different. Responses to the treatment discussed can and do vary and are specific to the individual patient. Please consult your healthcare professional for a full list of benefits, indications, precautions, clinical results and other important medical information that pertains to the therapy or products discussed.