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Every nine minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Parkinsons disease.
It is the fastest-growing neurological disease, but there is much less known about it when compared to other diseases, said Lisa Cone, an advocate for the Parkinsons Foundation who also serves as vice chair of the organizations People with Parkinsons Council.
Its such a different disease to live with because it affects everything, Cone said. Every body system is connected to Parkinsons symptoms.
Parkinsons disease is a progressive and degenerative brain disorder that affects a persons muscle movement. While the disease itself is not fatal, its complications can be serious and greatly diminish quality of life. The most obvious motor, or movement, symptoms include tremors, slowing and stiffening movements.
Parkinsons also includes a wide range of non-movement, or non-motor, symptoms that can include fatigue, cognitive changes such as problems with attention, and mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and apathy. According to the Alzheimers Association, an estimated 50% to 80% of those with Parkinsons eventually experience Parkinsons disease dementia as their disease progresses.
Additionally, because there is no standard diagnostic test for Parkinsons, misdiagnosis can happen.
And patients cant work, Cone added.
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Dr. Leehey is a Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Movement Disorders Division at the University of Colorado Denver and a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Neurology. She specializes in movement disorders and Fragile X associated disorders and sub-specializes in movement disorders and Botox therapy. She sees patients at the University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz Centers for Advanced Medicine. She is board certified in Neurology and Psychiatry, and is a fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist. She is the senior movement disorders neurologist in the Rocky Mountain region and has mentored numerous neurologists. During her 29 years at the University of Colorado, she has managed thousands of patients with Parkinson’s disease, is Lead Investigator in the International Parkinson Disease Study Group, and has been the Primary Investigator for over 20 Parkinson’s disease clinical trials.
Parkinson Association Of The Rockies
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The Parkinson Association of the Rockies is a Colorado care and researchnot-for-profit organization whose aim is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s disease through education, research, awareness and support for those with Parkinson’s disease, their families and the community.
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Mission:Parkinson Association of the Rockies supports, strengthens and empowers the Parkinson’s community of Colorado. We do this through educating, promoting research, crea … Parkinson Association of the Rockies supports, strengthens and empowers the Parkinson’s community of Colorado. We do this through educating, promoting research, creating awareness, serving as an advocate and providing support services for the Parkinson’s community.
Parkinson Association of the Rockies is a 501 organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1982, and donations are tax-deductible.
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