Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological disease that affects the brain’s nervous system. The nerve cells (neurons) gradually break down and die.
Often called the movement disorder, Parkinson’s symptoms include:
- Walking and Balance issues
- Speech Changes
- Slowed movements
PD is a lifelong and progressive disease, which means that symptoms slowly worsen over time.
Parkinson’s Awareness Month is an opportunity to increase awareness about the ailment and its symptoms, as well as to support victims.