Research. There are medications and procedures (e.g. Dbs surgery) that can help alleviate the symptoms of parkinson's disease, but there is no cure currently. Since pd (at least initially) involves only a small very localized group of cells, pd is one of the more promising targets for stem cell transplant research. More info available at michaeljfox.Org, npf.Org, apdaparkinson.Org.
No. BUT. Deep brain microsurgery has already produced some remarkable result in select individuals. But my daughter arielle--2nd year neurology resident at nyu--will help find that cure.
Parkinson Cure???? Currently there is only treatment for Parkinson Disease and no cure. However, every year researchers are finding small pieces to the puzzle. Decrease in research funding is currently slowing down our pursuit for a cure.
No. There is no cure of parkinson's disease. However, there are excellent medications that can effectively control many of the symptoms. If medications fail and patients develop motor fluctuations, deep brain stimulation (dbs) is an excellent job of treating symptoms. None of these treatments however change the disease - they only treat the symptoms.
Treatment options. Many treatment options are available including dopamine agonists, deep brain stimulation, etc. There is a lot of active research in the field and new findings are being made each day. See a neurologist (specifically a neurology movement disorders subspecialist) for discussion. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/parkinsonsdisease.html. Read more...
Parkinson. Despite a good deal of investigation so far there is no known causes of Parkinson's except for those drug induced. So until the source is found the concept of prevention remains remote. Read more...