This month is Parkinson's awareness month, read below to learn more about it and #StartAConversation.
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine producing neurons in the substantia nigra part of the brain. Around one million americans live with this disease and more than 10 million people around the world.Symptoms for parkinson’s disease develop through the years and it varies in each person affected by it. There is no cure yet, but there are different treatment options that can improve symptoms.
Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms
Some of the symptoms include:
Parkinson’s Disease Causes
Most of the causes of the symptoms for Parkinson happen due to a loss of neurons that produce dopamine, which in turn causes abnormal brain activity. The exact cause is still unknown but there are some factors that might be related to it, including:
Tips for Caregivers
Find support from a group or an association, like P.A.C.
Involve an expert or a professional
Organize and plan your care
Take care of yourself too!