Understanding Parkinson’s Disease
At Parkinson’s Nebraska, we believe that education empowers people with Parkinson’s and their families to be their own advocates. It provides an awareness and understanding of Parkinson’s disease that is crucial to creating a community that supports people with Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative, neurological disorder caused by a deficiency of dopamine in the brain. It is progressive, currently incurable, and the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in the U.S. It is estimated there are over one million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease, with the prevalence rising to 1.2 million by 2030.
The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease vary from person to person and can include tremors, slowness of movement and rigidity, difficulty with balance, swallowing, chewing, and speaking, cognitive impairment and dementia, mood disorders, and a variety of other non-motor symptoms.
We are committed to helping patients and loved ones cope, and to offer help in maintaining your quality of life. When it comes to Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s Nebraska wants you to know you are never alone.
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