While it is thought that some combination of genetic and environmental factors is what likely causes Parkinsons disease, researchers do not yet know the exact cause of this progressive, disabling disorder. But there is evidence that... Read More
Feeling overwhelmed and confused by a Parkinsons disease diagnosis is not only common for the person with the disease, but also for the primary caretaker. To help build your understanding, we asked experts who treat Parkinsons every day: What should caregivers know about Parkinsons disease? Here are their top eight frequently asked questions:
Six years before her husband was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder marked by tremors and movement difficulties, Joy Milne detected a change in his scent. She later linked the subtle, musky odor to the disease when she joined the charity Parkinsons UK and met others with the same, distinct smell. Being one of the most common age-related disorders, Parkinsons affects an estimatedseven million to 10 million people worldwide. Although there is currently... Read More
Lifting an arm into a sweeping movement can be a challenge for someone living with Parkinsons disease. For some, co-ordinating arm and leg movements can seem like an impossible task. Some experience intermittent bouts of rigidity and balance can be precarious.
Despite these challenges, thousands of people living with Parkinsons are attending dance classes all around the world in an innovative program designed to encourage a love of dance and artistic expression.
The Dance for... Read More