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5 Myths (and Truths!) About Parkinson’s

Although Parkinson’s disease affects about 1 million people in the United States, many still see it as a mysterious disease.

This may be because the disease is neurological and affects people in different ways. In fact, some say that no two people will have the same experience with the disease. Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, which means it gets worse over time. It typically affects people who are age 65 and older, though younger people are sometimes diagnosed as well. Because of its unpredictable nature, a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is often frightening for both the person affected and those who provide senior care for them. There are many myths about Parkinson’s, which do not help ease the worries of those dealing with a new diagnosis. Below are five common myths and truths about Parkinson’s that we hope will help demystify the disease.

 

#1 Parkinson’s Only Affects the Way the… Continue reading