Saturday, 21 November 2015
Parkinson’s Disease Treatment: Home Care, Medications, and Surgery
As people get older, they become more at risk of degenerative disorders with long trajectories, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). In Dunwoody, GA, around 18 percent of the population are at least age 60, which is the mean age of PD onset. This means that at least 18 percent of the city are already at risk. Young onset PD also happens, however, albeit rarely. It may begin between the ages of 20 and 50, and this age group accounts for around 54 percent of the city’s population. Medical scientists have yet to discover a cure for PD, but many methods of treatment and management of the condition are already being used, from medications to home care. While research continues on potential prevention and cure, people who have PD can improve their quality of life with these methods.