Parkinson's Disease  /  Age - A Major Risk Factor

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that impacts close to one million Americans. It leads to debilitating symptoms, comorbidities, expensive medical care, and caregiving needs. Existing therapies help manage symptoms and exciting research advances hold promise for even better management and potential cures.

With educational support from Lundbeck, Roivant Sciences, and Sunovion.

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    • Average Age of Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis
    • The prevalence of Parkinson’s disease increase dramatically with age. For every 100,000 Americans, 6,317 people age 80 and over have the disease, compared with 2,785 aged 70-80 and 704 aged…  
    • The incidence of Parkinson’s disease rapidly increases over the age of 60 years–with only 4% of cases occurring under the age of 50.  
    • The average diagnosis age for Parkinson’s disease in the U.S. is 70.5 years.  
    • 15% of Americans with Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed before the age of 50–incidence increases with age.  
    • The average age of onset for Parkinson’s is 60-years-old.