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April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

In the United States, approximately 1 million people are living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). PD is a type of movement disorder that can affect the ability to perform common or  daily activities. It is a chronic and progressive disease, meaning that the symptoms become worse over time. It is characterized by its most common of motor symptoms -tremors (a form of rhythmic shaking). Other symptoms include stiffness or rigidity of the muscles, and slowness of movement (called bradykinesia). Non-motor symptoms can also develop, including sleep problems, constipation, anxiety, depression, and fatigue among others.

There is no “one size fits all” description of PD, the experience of living with PD is unique to each person. So, you will need to become in-tune with your body and collaborate, with your team of experts, in a plan of care that feels comfortable and effective for you.

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Events This Month


29mar2:00 pm3:00 pmAELTCC Spotlight Series: Understanding Special Needs Plans in PALTCWebinar

29mar9:00 pm4:30 pmSpring Tobacco Control Institute

30mar12:00 pm1:00 pmRelationships & Communication - He Said, She Said, They SaidSDAHO Webinar

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