If you or someone you know has Parkinson's disease (PD) you are not alone. In the United States, 50,000-60,000 new cases of PD are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have PD.
The Center for Disease control rated complications from Parkinson’s disease as the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. Worldwide, it is estimated that four to six million people suffer from the condition.
There is hope, however, as scientists work towards a cure and make progress in identifying the best treatment options for patients so that they can live the best live possible until there is a world without Parkinson's..
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Parkinson’s disease?
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For more information, please visit the National Parkinson Foundation website.
The National Parkinson Foundation has an extensive library of achived webinars that you can listen to when it is convenient for you. Best of all it is FREE!
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