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Who Has Parkinson’s?

From James Beck Ph.D., Director of Research Programs When battling a disease of unknown origin, like Parkinson’s disease (PD), knowledge is power. Knowing something even as simple as the number of people living with the disease, or its prevalence, is very important. With Parkinson’s, knowledge of prevalence and incidence can help not only to appropriately advocate for scarce healthcare resources and research dollars but, when tied with other information like location, age, and gender, it can also shed light onto possible causes of the disease itself, e.g., environmental factors. However, determining the prevalence of PD is not simple. While some… read more Read More

Who Has Parkinson’s?

From James Beck Ph.D., Director of Research Programs When battling a disease of unknown origin, like Parkinson’s disease (PD), knowledge is power. Knowing something even as simple as the number of people living with the disease, or its prevalence, is very important. With Parkinson’s, knowledge of prevalence and incidence can help not only to appropriately advocate for scarce healthcare resources and research dollars but, when tied with other information like location, age, and gender, it can also shed light onto possible causes to the disease itself, e.g. environmental factors. However, determining the prevalence of PD is not simple. While some… read more Read More