The management of Parkinson’s disease

Despite recent medical advances, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease. But support can correct symptoms. The point with the Association France Parkinson.

Currently there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease but, since 1960, new treatments and discoveries succeed. Drugs allow a resumption of activities in 80% of cases. For Professor Pierre Cesaro, neurologist, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Association France Parkinson, “new treatments can improve the quality of life of patients and extend their life expectancy of ten years compared to 1970s. Among them, the brain stimulation reproduced stably the best effect of medical treatment. ”

Parkinson's disease

Drug treatments
Fifty years after the discoveries of Arvid Carlsson (Nobel Prize 2000) on dopamine, which gave rise to the standard treatment for Parkinson’s disease, researchers are still trying to better treat the symptoms if they can not cure the disease . We do not know in fact still stop to date, or even slow down the destruction of neurons that produce dopamine. Continue reading “The management of Parkinson’s disease”