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About Parkinson’s Disease

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    • According to one Parkinson’s expert, a 10% slowing of Parkinson’s disease progression would save $327 million per year.  
    • Every 9 minutes a new Parkinson’s case is diagnosed–60,000 cases every year.  
    • Deep brain stimulation, an electrical signal delivered deep inside the brain, provides significant symptomatic relief for Parkinson’s patients whose medication is no longer effective.  
    • Parkinson’s disease costs our society at least $25 billion annually.  
    • As Parkinson’s progresses, substantial disability–including the inability to maintain balance, walk, speak, and move–makes assisted living and nursing home care necessary.