Delay the Disease

April 11, 2018

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra area of our brains.  When a person develops Parkinson’s disease, they may begin to experience symptoms such as:

  • Tremors
  • Slowness of movements
  • Rigidity in limbs
  • Balance and gait (walking) problems

Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, treatment options can include medication, surgery, and exercise as discussed in a recent Caregiver Crossing segment with Dan McKinzie, Regional Rehabilitation Specialist with American Senior Communities.

To learn how ASC is working to help individuals delay the progression of Parkinson’s disease, click on the link below.

Learn more about the symptoms and progression of Parkinson’s disease by visiting the national Parkinson’s Foundation at