April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and the Eastham Law Offices wanted to take a minute and help raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease research and treatment.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain and nervous system and affects around one million people in the United States alone. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can include tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement, and problems with balance. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but with early diagnosis and treatment, many people affected by the disease are able to live relatively normal lives.

Recent developments in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease are promising and have focused on identifying and targeting the specific proteins that are responsible for the degeneration of nerve cells. This approach has led to the development of new medications that can slow the progression of the disease and improve the quality of life for those affected by it.

If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, please contact a medical professional as soon as possible. Additionally, consider donating to organizations such as the National Parkinson Foundation (www.parkinson.org) to help support research and raise awareness for this debilitating disease. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.