15% of Parkinson’s patients are diagnosed age (less than) < 50 years old.
Parkinson’s Disease affects 1 in 100 people over the age of 60 in America.
Parkinson’s Disease affects approximately 1.5 million Americans. Demographic shifts with an aging population, means that Parkinson’s disease is becoming an increasingly important disease. The prevalence of Parkinson's worldwide varies from between 1 in 1000 to 2 in 1000 with the figure increasing to 1 in 100 over the age of 60.
Many Parkinson’s patients live many years of active and fulfilling lives after the diagnosis. However, they inevitably require assistance of loved ones in the latter stages of their disease, but fortunately patients and loved ones can still play a very proactive role in maintaining and improving the quality of their life. Learn more | Links
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