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My father was just diagnosed with parkinson's disease. i need information on this disease?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Parkinson.org: The national parkinson association (www.Parkinson.Org) is a non-profit organization who's focus is on education and resesarch. Their website has a wealth of information. Additional sources include your local hospital as they may have classes or support groups.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Rigid, tremor,face: It is characterized by: rigidity, lack of facial or muscle expressions, shuffling gait, tremors like "rolling coins" between fingers. Tremors alone are not parkinson's.It is called "disease" because it is not caused by medicines. Parkinson's disease has no cure, medicines mitigate some symptoms like the rigidity. Tremors might improve just a little with medications. Side effects from meds: lots.
Dr. Stephen DAmico
Geriatrics 39 years experience
Got to APDA site: The american Parkinson's disease association: www.Apdaparkinson.Org has a wealth of knowledge about the disease. If you need to speak to someone directly, call 800-223-2732 from 10 A.M. To 3 P.M. (et) monday through friday.

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