Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating condition that affects more than 200,000 Americans per year.
It is a disorder that affects the central nervous system, and it greatly deteriorates a person’s movement.
This damage to nerve cells cannot be cured, and many older individuals begin to show symptoms long before they receive an official diagnosis.
New statistics have emerged that prove elderly individuals should pay close attention to their bodies—their innocent signs of old age may actually signal Parkinson’s disease!
1. Getting Older Comes With Some Distinct Symptoms
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You may notice you aren’t moving as quickly as you used to. There may be a decrease in motor skills and some more shakiness as time passes, but not all typical aging symptoms are created equal.
Many older individuals may actually be showing signs of Parkinson’s disease—without even being aware.