Imagine A World Without Parkinson’s Disease
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Americans Living With Parkinson’s Disease Is Growing, RAPIDLY
Parkinson’s disease afflicts nearly 10 million people worldwide. Although most people respond well to treatment, Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder that sadly worsens over time.
Parkinson’s destroys nerve cells, or neurons, in a part of the brain stem known as the substantia nigra. It’s a crescent-shaped hub in the midbrain filled with dopamine-producing neurons.
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Up to a million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease. Approximately 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S.
Gregory Michael Pontone, MD, M.H.S.
After completing a medicine internship and residency training in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Pontone completed a two-year fellowship in geriatric…Read More…
“Anxiety disorders are common in Parkinson’s disease (PD), but are not well character…
– Gregory Michael Pontone, MD, M.H.S.
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Parkinson’s Caregiver Tips
The most important thing you can do for a loved one with PD is to show love and support. Parkinson’s disease affects every aspect of daily life.
Tips to help a loved one:
Know that people taking levodopa are at risk for compulsive gambling, shopping and impulsive behaviors.
Encourage regular high-intensity exercise.
Recognize the warning signs of depression and anxiety.
Find a doctor who specializes in movement disorders.