Case 3: Jim Jim is a 70 year old man that experiences uncontrollable hand and shaking after taking a new antihypertensive drug. After his doctor switched the drug, but shortly after he continued to have subtle shoulder movement. His doctor said it was just the stress of his job and he took a vacation. After he come back his handwriting became almost illegible. Jim said it was due to stress and that it has run in his family. Jim has Parkinson’s disease. In the very deep parts of the brain, there is a collection of nerve cells that help control movement, known as the basal ganglia; this is affected with Parkinson’s disease. In a person with Parkinson's disease, these nerve cells are damaged and do not work as well as they should. If the nerve cells were not damaged the human would function normally. Also if someone has Parkinson’s disease their dopamine levels are low.