Dr. Michael Tuchman

Knowledge Is Power—Join Together To Support Loved Ones Affected By Alzheimer’s

Caregivers, family members, and friends join together at the 2013 Alzheimer’s Education Conference. Topics will cover how the disease progresses, the most current research, and how to best care for the ones we love that are affected by this destructive memory disorder.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, May 2nd-3rd, 2013—Dr. Michael Tuchman of Palm Beach Neurological Center will be a guest speaker at the upcoming 2013 Alzheimer’s Educational Conference.

Parkinson’s Disease- An Overview

Parkinson’s disease, a chronic neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system, affects 4% of the population worldwide over 80 years of age and is a leading cause of disability in the older population.  As a movement disorder, it impairs a person’s ability to walk, dress, prepare meals, drive, eat, play sports, and think.  The disease can affect both men and women,

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease or PD is a neurodegenerative disorder; it may progress slowly but worsens over time.  Symptoms in the advanced stages of this disease can include slowed movements, tremors, and memory loss.  Many sufferers find themselves increasingly dependent on their caregivers as their condition declines.   No cure for PD has been discovered, but medications are available to reduce the effects of its symptoms.  

Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a common degenerative neurological disorder with a specific etiology and a unique set of signs and symptoms including tremor, stiffness, slowed movements and poor balance.  Though there are cases of young people getting Parkinson’s Disease and even the very rare occasion of children affected, it usually strikes the older population more frequently with the age of 60 years and increasing in frequency after that.