Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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photo_781.normalApril is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Two years ago, I did a couple of posts about Parkinson’s disease and why it meant so much to me to spread that awareness of this disease. Unfortunately, my stepfather was diagnosed with this disease and has been struggling for several years now. I am writing this to provide information about what this disease is, symptoms a person may experience, treatments available, the five stages to Parkinson, risk factors involved, and the importance of exercise to someone that deals with this disease. I also do dedicate this to my stepfather, Bob Rushing, who I think is a remarkable man and thankful for him to be in my life.

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses What-is-Parkinsonsslowly. Men are 1.5 times more than women to develop this disease.  It begins with brain cells that are known as neurons, which control movement. As the neurons…

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