What Is Parkinsons?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, neurodegenerative disorder second only to Alzheimer’s disease in how often it occurs. It affects approximately 1% of the population over age 60. An estimated 1 million people are living with PD in the U.S. PD affects cells in the brain called neurons. By affecting the release of dopamine, a chemical in the brain, PD can cause slow movements, tremor, rigidity, and other problems affecting posture, balance, and walking. Fatigue, depression, sleep disturbances, pain, and other symptoms may occur as well. While PD cannot be cured, there are many effective treatments that can help control symptoms. Your doctor will work together with you to come up with the best treatment plan for you.


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Patient Toolkit

The THRIVE Patient Toolkit is a resource center for patients who received diagnosis of or who are interested in learning about Parkinson’s disease. Choose from the options below to learn more.

Clinical Toolkit

The THRIVE Clinical Toolkit is an online tool that aims to provide clinicians up-to-date information on the presentation, prognosis, pathophysiology, and treatment strategies for Parkinson’s disease. Click on one of the options below to learn more about PD.

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