About Parkinson’s

Referenced information below is from APDA.
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disorder of the central nervous system. It affects how your body moves and can also affect the way you think.  Approximately one million people in the USA have Parkinson’s.
Studies have shown that Parkinson’s patients who exercise regularly can improve gait, balance, tremor, flexibility, grip strength, and motor coordination.  It has been shown that the following exercises have proven to be beneficial to the Parkinson’s patients: Rock Steady Boxing, Tai Chi, Yoga, Cycling, and Walking.
The American Parkinson’s Disease Association has raised more than $170 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs to elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease and ultimately to find a cure for this disease.
Click here to find out about Parkinson’s Foundation in Western Pennsylvania.  Or check in your local area for the local Parkinson’s Foundation.
Also, check out The Michael J. Fox Foundation.  His foundation has raised approximately $700 million for research in finding a cure for Parkinson’s.

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