While Parkinson’s disease has no known cure, doctors and researchers have learned a great deal about how best to diagnose and manage its symptoms. Among those are new clues about who is at risk for Parkinson’s; better methods for achieving faster, more accurate diagnoses; and more information about surgical treatments, including alternative therapies.
The progression of Parkinson’s is broken down into five distinct stages. Learn how and when patients may progress from stage to stage as well as the key symptoms associated with each.
While Parkinson’s is generally understood as a disease of muscle movement and control, as much as 20 percent of patients develop Parkinson’ Dementia, which includes loss of memory and cognitive functions.
Adding an exercise program can be an important part of you treatment plan. Learn about exercises that can increase your strength, flexibility and ultimately help you maintain your mobility and independence.