April is National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and ParentYourParents.com is Providing Information and Resources for This Widespread Disease
To help educate the public, ParentYourParents.com is posting blogs and articles about Parkinson’s; a disease with which over 1 million people in America are living with
Press Release (PressBurner) Apr 09, 2010 - While approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year, this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected. Symptoms may develop slowly, so years may pass before a diagnosis is made. The four major symptoms are:
1. Slowness of movement
2. Tremor of a limb at rest
3. Rigidity of the body
4. Poor balance
The incidence of Parkinson’s disease increases with age. However, nearly 4% of people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s before the age of 50.
There is no cure for Parkinson’s however there are a significant number of medications to help manage the symptoms. But they are costly. Medication costs for an individual person with Parkinson’s disease averages $2,500 per year and therapeutic surgery can cost up to $100,000 dollars per patient*.
“Our main goal with ParentYourParents.com is to educate our visitors on various senior related issues, illnesses and concerns. This month our focus on Parkinson’s disease will educate our visitors through articles and blog posts filled with information about Parkinson’s including helpful links and resources”, concluded Frye.
Visit ParentYourParents.com today for more information about Parkinson’s disease as well elder care information and resources.
*Source: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF)