Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Slowing Progression is Within Your Control

By Megan Wroe MS, RD, CNE, CLEC

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease in the United States. PD is considered a movement neuro-disorder, meaning that early and dominant symptoms are motor-based such as trembling, rigidity, slowness, impaired balance and coordination, and even quiet voice. While cognitive symptoms like dementia can eventually develop, it is often late in the disease’s progression and the extent can vary significantly. While the exact causes of PD are unknown and absolute cures have not yet been discovered, there are a variety lifestyle choices completely within our control that can be accomplished to significantly slow progression of this disease and enhance overall quality of life.

This is vital information for insurance professionals to share with their clients.