Parkinson’s disease (“PD”) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Parkinson’s involves the malfunction and death of vital nerve cells in the brain. As PD progresses, the amount of dopamine (a chemical that sends messages to the part of the brain that controls movement and coordination) produced in the brain decreases, leaving a person unable to control movement normally. Find more information about this disease at the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (“APDA”) website.
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