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- 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,