Silver Book Fact

Lightheadedness, drooling, and difficulty swallowing can occur because of autonomic nervous system dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.

Simmons, Adam D., and Daniel Tarsy. Parkinson’s Disease in Later Life. Generations. 2006; 3: 57-63. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/asag/gen/2006/00000030/00000003/art00010

Reference

Title
Parkinson’s Disease in Later Life
Publication
Generations
Publisher
American Society on Aging
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Simmons, Adam D., and Daniel Tarsy
Pages
57-63
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Projected Alzheimer’s Disease Prevalence, 2000-2100  
  • Between 2000 and 2008, deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s disease increased 66 percent, while those attributed to the number one cause of death, heart disease, decreased 13 percent.  
  • Alzheimer’s disease cost $203 billion in 2013.  
  • In 2000, there were an estimated 411,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease.  That number grew to an estimated 454,000 in 2010 (a 10% increase).  By 2030, that number is projected…  
  • Parkinson’s Patients Who Experience Various Symptoms