Category: Parkinson’s Disease

December 18, 2018 | | Comments Off on Young Onset Story

Kimberly Rogers At 21, Kim started her career in education. At 29, she became assistant principal. At 31, Kim had her son and soon after experienced trouble walking. At 34, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD). “I woke up realizing that I have a child to live for and I have so much life left,” Kim said. “I can give up, but if it wasn’t for him I don’t

August 15, 2018 | | 2,236 Comments

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms is often a bit different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. People with PD may experience: Tremor, mainly at rest and described as pill rolling tremor in hands. Other forms of

August 15, 2018 | | 65 Comments

It can be hard to tell if you or a loved one has Parkinson’s disease (PD). Below are 10 signs that you might have the disease. No single one of these signs means that you should worry, but if you have more than one sign you should consider making an appointment to talk to your doctor. Tremor Have you noticed a slight shaking or tremor in your finger, thumb, hand