The 5 for 5 Parkinson’s Challenge
How many people around the world are living with Parkinson's disease?
- Less than one million
- One to two million
- Five to six million
- Seven to ten million
An estimated seven to ten million people around the world are living with the disease. Do we know what causes Parkinson’s disease to develop?
Although we know Parkinson's disease affects the dopamine system in the brain, the root cause of the disease remains unknown, and there is a great need for more research. What are the primary symptoms?
- Loss of memory
- Skin problems
- Deterioration of motor skills
Although the primary symptoms of Parkinson's are a deterioration of motor skills, it may produce other symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, depression, and sleep difficulties. Is there a cure for Parkinson’s?
Although there is no cure yet for Parkinson's, with current treatments, some of the symptoms can be managed and the quality of life improved significantly. Is there something you can do to help?
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