Every person with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease has their own personal journey. The initial diagnosis may bring many emotions, from shock to relief. Shock that there really is something wrong when maybe symptoms were ignored or minimized, and relief in finally having an explanation for the issues experienced. While there is no cure yet, current treatments, albeit not perfect, are generally effective and safe. Recent research efforts are advancing our understanding of the disease and many new therapies are making their way to the patients’ bedside, giving rise to much optimism in the field. By educating yourself about Parkinson’s and taking action to be as healthy as possible, you can regain control over your life. This page can help you prepare for what lies ahead.
people in the world are currently living with Parkinson’s disease
a person is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the US alone
first use of Levodopa in humans