Parkinson’s disease questions

Discovered in 1817 by a British doctor who gave his name, Parkinson’s disease affects 4 million people worldwide. On the 100 000 to 150 000 likely PD in France, only 80,000 are known and followed. Too often still slow and earthquakes are attributed to the simple effect of aging.

Each year 8 000 new cases occur. Although this disease usually starts between the ages of 55 and 65, 5 to 10% of patients suffer at well less advanced ages (between 30 and 55 years).

Parkinson's disease

What is Parkinson’s disease?
Discovered in 1817, Parkinson’s disease is still far from having delivered all its secrets. Affecting the nervous system, its cause is still not known. The disease is characterized by the disappearance of a small number of nerve cells (neurons) that secrete a neurotransmitter called dopamine involved in the proper functioning of many regions of the brain, and essential to the survival of cells. Continue reading “Parkinson’s disease questions”

A Parkinson when a Plan?

Great forgotten neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson’s disease receives no National Plan unlike Alzheimer’s disease in particular. This results in a lack of coordination in the management and research, to the detriment of patients and their families.

One year after the White Paper on Parkinson’s disease , which offered twenty measures to improve the management of patients at the time of diagnosis, help them cope with their disease and boost research, progress is stalled almost. The Association France Parkinson calls the government.

Parkinson when a Plan

Parkinson, the great “forgotten” neurodegenerative diseases
On the eve of the World Parkinson’s Day, April 11, the Association Parkinson calls on the State to launch urgently a national Parkinson Plan, like those that exist for other diseases, particularly for the Alzheimer disease . If the association has decided to act, it is estimated that Parkinson’s disease , which in France each year 14,000 new victims, is “the most overlooked of neurodegenerative diseases . ” “Today, solutions and concrete paths exist in support, but lack of resources, they are not coordinated nationally. There is no coverage of the French territory known visible and dynamic,” laments the association. Continue reading “A Parkinson when a Plan?”

Parkinson’s disease in question

Discovered in 1817 by a British physician who gave him his name, Parkinson’s disease affects 4 million people in the world. Of the 100 000 a 150 000 probable PD, only 80,000 are known and followed. Too often slow and earthquakes are attributed to the simple fact of aging.

Each year, 8,000 new cases. Although the disease usually starts between 55 and 65 years, 5 to 10% of patients have at much younger ages (between 30 and 55 years).

parkinson's

What is Parkinson’s disease?
Discovered in 1817, Parkinson’s disease is still far from having revealed all its secrets. Nervous system, its cause is still unknown. The disease is characterized by the disappearance of a small number of nerve cells (neurons) that secrete a neurotransmitter called dopamine involved in the proper functioning of many parts of the brain and essential for cell survival.Connection between two neurons. Continue reading “Parkinson’s disease in question”