Parkinson’s Preparedness: Know the Signs

According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, nearly one million people are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the United States alone, and approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with it each year. Every April, the foundation sponsors Parkinson’s Awareness Month to educate the community about the disease and how those diagnosed with it can improve their lives. [...]

Know the Signs: 10 Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

It can be hard to tell if you or a loved one has Parkinson's disease (PD). There are 10 signs that you might have the disease. No single one of these signs means that you should worry, but if you have more than one sign you should consider making an appointment to talk to your doctor.

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: Statistics & Warning Signs

Although more than 10 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the general public’s understanding of disease symptoms is often limited to what is seen in the media. Many people only know Parkinson’s as the disease that Muhammad Ali had, or Michael J. Fox has.Although more than 10 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s [...]

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Nearly one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), including friends, neighbors and relatives living right here in the Atlanta area. Parkinson's disease is chronic and progressive, meaning symptoms worsen over time. And there is not yet a cure. But there is hope in the promising research ongoing. And you can help. April is Parkinson's [...]

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

This month is Parkinson’s disease Awareness Month and the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is launching a new “red button” campaign to shine a light on how simple tasks, like buttoning a shirt, become increasingly difficult for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). What if one day you woke up and weren’t able to pour a [...]

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s disease Awareness Month. Approximately one million people in the United States live with Parkinson’s disease, which is a neurological disorder effecting movement and is typically diagnosed after the age of 50. The disease is progressive and chronic, which means that the symptoms persist and worsen over time. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease [...]