Free Screening for Memory Loss at Palm Beach Neurological Center

 

Palm Beach Neurological Center is providing a Free Screening for Memory Loss Friday, June 13th, 2014.

Statistics show that one third of people over 60 years of age have some problems recalling information or events. One quarter of people over 85 years of age suffer from serious memory loss.

Staying Healthy with Parkinson’s Disease

Most everyone has met a Parkinson’s patient; maybe a grandfather or grandmother, mother, or father, uncle, aunt or neighbor. Whoever it may be, the symptoms of slowed, difficult movement, stooped posture, fatigue, and lack of facial expression can have a negative impact on a person’s sense of well-being and health.  Understanding the steps that can be taken by a patient and family member to help this person are vital to achieving positive outcomes for the person.

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.